3 reasons Robert Quinn trade compensation will disappoint Chicago Bears
2. Robert Quinn contract will hinder Chicago Bears
The Chicago Bears will still owe Robert Quinn over $7 million for the rest of his contract. The team could do some negotiating, and take on about $5M of that, which could increase the draft compensation that they get for Robert Quinn.
Still, this does make it harder for them to trade Quinn. The team acquiring him will have to decide whether to eat the money or give Chicago a bit more for a struggling pass rusher. The other thing to consider with Quinn is his contract after this year.
While they are essentially funny money years, Quinn is locked down for two more years. While they is essentially a team option the acquiring team is taking on, it would be hard for Quinn to play to a level that sees him getting that money. So, the team acquiring Quinn will likely have to cut or restructure his contract after this season.
That becomes a lot of work for half of a season rental. Teams could certainly be interested, but when you add in that he will likely only play eight games or so for the team adding him, and that his contract is not favorable, the Chicago Bears are not going to get what they want for Robert Quinn.