Ryan Poles represented the Chicago Bears at the NFL owner’s meetings for the first time in his tenure as the General Manager. Poles spoke a bit at the NFL combine, we did not get much to takeaway, and since then the team has been very active in free agency. With that in mind, what are a few big takeaways from what Poles has had to say about free agency?
5. Chicago Bears are unlikely to trade Robert Quinn
When the Chicago Bears traded Khalil Mack, there was some discussion that the move was opening up a firesale. However, we wrote at the time that it is not a lock that Robert Quinn will join Quinn on the trade block.
One thing that Poles immediately did was confirm that.
There are two different ways to look at this. One is that it has not come up because Quinn has not received interest from other teams. That seems unlikely. Robert Quinn was a sack master last season and even at his age, any team would at least inquire to bring him in.
Rather, it appears as though Poles is not interested in fielding calls. The reality is that with Khalil Mack gone, it opened a starting spot for Trevis Gipson. Trading Robert Quinn does not open anything up. Poles is making short losses for longer gains, and Mack helped provide that in ways that Quinn is unlikely to. Do not expect the Chicago Bears to move on from Robert Quinn this offseason. Ryan Poles does not appear interested