3 Robert Quinn trades the Chicago Bears should pursue immediately

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As the Chicago Bears kick off their mandatory minicamp, one particular player is absent — and will continue to be absent.

All-Pro pass rusher Robert Quinn is a no-show, and according to head coach Matt Eberflus, his absence is not excused. Quinn is working out on his own, but it appears he could very well want out of Chicago.

The notion that Quinn would like to be traded is an understandable one, though, because he is now 32 years old and likely doesn’t want to be part of a rebuilding team. The Bears are not going to win this year, so why stick around if you’re Quinn?

Sure, he set a franchise record in sacks last season and it would be somewhat anticlimactic for him to leave the following year. But, the situation at hand is what it is. This is a rebuild.

The Chicago Bears need to try and trade Robert Quinn immediately

All of the other big-name pass rushers, that were moved this offseason, were moved for significant compensation, whether it was financial or draft-related. Now that the free agent market has dried up, many believed that Quinn would be the next pass rusher dealt — but not until the season began.

Quinn was likely going to be the one guy that a contending team would covet as their final piece on defense. But, it appears he could get dealt much sooner.

As the biggest pass rusher potentially available, Quinn should fetch a decent return. But, it depends on which teams are interested. No, Quinn won’t get the Bears a Von Miller type of return. But, adding draft capital in a loaded 2023 class would be a huge win for this team.

Should any of the following three deals appear on the table, Ryan Poles should make them happen.