3 Chicago Bears you could see traded before the 2022 NFL Draft

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Chicago Bears Trade Candidate: Robert Quinn, DE

Sacking the quarterback 18.5 times, and forcing four fumbles, Robert Quinn was legendary in 2021. Breaking Richard Dent’s all-time Bears season sack record of 17.5 sacks set in 1984, Quinn rewrote Bears history books. Leading the Chicago Bears defense to 47 total sacks in 2021 despite no Khalil Mack after Week 7, Quinn was an absolute monster all of last season.

Proving to the NFL he can still lead a dominant pass rush, Quinn’s historic season boosted his trade value significantly. As you look at the landscape around the League, many teams are loading up aggressively at pass rusher. If a GM with a pass rush needy team offers a Poles couple solid draft picks for Quinn, I really think he would be smart to listen.

Matt Eberflus is likely to want to keep Quinn for 2022. Without Quinn; Trevis Gipson, Al-Quadin Muhammad, and Jeremiah Attaochu would provide some proven depth off the edge, but wouldn’t be likely to get many pressures or sacks. Trading away Quinn would leave the Bears with a pretty weak pass rush, and as a result pretty vulnerable secondary entering the new season.

Playing defense without Quinn this season would be tough. But in next years free agency period, DaBears would have enough cap space to sign any pass rusher they want. I don’t think Quinn will be traded before the draft, but I do see it as a realistic possibility.