10 most valuable returning Chicago Bears from 2021

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5. Robert Quinn

The Chicago Bears made a statement that they wanted to get much younger this off-season. They shed a lot of their aging player’s salaries and added a lot of young youth. One player that contradicted that was Robert Quinn.

The Bears already moved on from Khalil Mack, and while they are rebuilding, they are not in a firesale. The Mack trade opens snaps for Trevis Gipson, but they still need Quinn across from him.

Beyond that, while Quinn hit 18.5 sacks last season, his age, contract, and history of being up and down as a sack artist will not fetch him nearly the offers that the team wants. With that in mind, he is likely here to help the young guys get better and keep his stats good enough to go to a contender next season, or at the trade deadline.

Either way, this is one of the best players on the roster and a player that wound up being a decent signing by Ryan Pace. The first year was a disaster, but he kept the Bears in too many games to count in 2021. The fact that he may get traded is what keeps him at number five, and not a big higher.