3 trade partners for the Chicago Bears and Robert Quinn

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Chicago Bears, Robert Quinn
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One of the hottest names currently in the rumor mill, prior to the 2022 NFL Draft, is Chicago Bears pass rusher Robert Quinn.

Although the Bears have confirmed that they are not shopping Quinn, we have to remember what time of year it is. This is draft week, where everything that’s said comes with an agenda.

The Bears stating that they are not shopping Quinn might very well mean that they are trying to draw even more interest to drive up the asking price for his return.

Going on 670 The Score Wednesday morning, The Chicago Tribune’s Brad Biggs had this to say about a possible Quinn trade and did not rule out a possible move:

"“You’re not going to get the Khalil Mack return for Quinn … I think you’re maybe talking about a mid-round draft pick. There’s an awful lot of money he’s going to cost.”"

If the Chicago Bears are getting calls on Robert Quinn before the 2022 NFL Draft, then they need to explore their options

After setting a Bears franchise record with 18.5 sacks in 2021, Quinn looked to remain a Bear and said recently that he hopes Chicago does not trade him.

But, as we know, this is a business. First-year general manager Ryan Poles is attempting to rebuild this roster while focusing mostly on younger players, and Quinn is set to turn 32 years old next month.

Poles has said multiple times this offseason that the Bears will look to acquire additional draft capital and just yesterday told the media they will be in the business of trading back.

If the Bears can move back with one of their second-rounders and also acquire more capital by trading Quinn, Poles could easily draft a Quinn replacement at a much cheaper cost, and maybe 10 years younger.

So, if the Bears did end up engaging in talks, who would they partner with? There are three particular teams who could make the money work, along with offering decent draft capital in the middle rounds.