4 Players the Chicago Bears should trade before the trade deadline
By Joseph Herff
Chicago Bears should trade Robert Quinn, OLB / DE/ EDGE
Robert Quinn has been an absolute force this season. Only in six games, he already has more than double the sacks he had in all of 2020. With 5.5 sacks in six games, Quinn has turned into the signing the Bears thought they had last season. That doesn’t mean they should hang onto him.
The Bears definitely need to sell high here. With Quinn tearing it up, the Bears should send him to a team in need of an elite pass rusher, because that’s what he’s been. The Bears with Quinn and Khalil Mack have accumulated the most sacks in the NFL. It is a complete 180 from last season.
Quinn though is aging and the Bears almost got stuck with a bad contract. This would be a good way to get rid of a player who will likely be gone in a few seasons anyway while also allowing their young prospect in Trevis Gipson to see the field more too. It’s hard for him to see the field when both Quinn and Mack are out there. Regardless, it would be wise to get something from him.
It’s very hard to gauge the trade value on Quinn. On one hand, Quinn has been an elite pass rusher for two of the last three seasons, and the only season he was bad, he suffered drop foot and struggled to stay healthy. On the other hand, he still had a horrendous 2020 season and is still a risk because of that.
In all honesty, I have no idea what his value could be. It would be nice to get at least a third-round pick for him. We could possibly see his value go as high as a second-round pick as well. Regardless, get out of that contract to save money down the line and let Gipson play more.