How many draft picks do Chicago Bears have after Robert Quinn trade?

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With only a few days left before the 2022 NFL trade deadline comes to a close, the Chicago Bears sent Pro-Bowl defensive end, Robert Quinn to the Philadelphia Eagles for a 2023 fourth-round pick. As the Chicago Bears are rebuilding, it only made sense to send a 32-year-old veteran who is going to be owed $13.9 and $12.9 million dollars over the next two seasons. It’s doubtful that the Eagles keep Quinn beyond this season, but we will see as he is not owed any guaranteed money from Philadelphia for 2023 or 2024.

Furthermore, the Chicago Bears are paying over $7 million of the remaining salary owed to Quinn in 2022. That leaves less than $1 million for the Eagles to pay this year. You have to wonder if Ian Cunningham, Chicago Bears assistant general manager, helped play a part in this trade. For those of you who are unaware, Cunningham left the Eagles to fill a void here in Chicago.

How many draft picks will the Chicago Bears have in 2023 after the Robert Quinn trade?

Now, we won’t know exactly what spot the Chicago Bears will end up with by the time the 2022 season ends. That said, I am fairly confident that they don’t end up with a top-five pick. This could limit their ability to land the top play-makers in the 2023 NFL Draft. The good news is that teams will likely be looking to trade up for a quarterback and Ryan Poles might be able to generate more draft capital on Draft Day by trading down.

As of now, the Chicago Bears hold the 14th-overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. That will change before the end of the season as just a week ago, the team held the 10th-overall pick. Let’s look to see how many 2023 Draft picks in each round the Chicago Bears have.

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The Chicago Bears have eight draft picks as of now for the 2023 NFL Draft. With the fourth-round pick netted in the Robert Quinn trade, it gives the Bears a pick in the first, second and third rounds, while giving them an additional pick in the fourth. Then, the team has their own fifth and seventh-round picks, while also a seventh compensatory pick.

We saw Ryan Poles turn five draft picks into 11 in his first stint as general manager. It will be interesting to see just how many picks the team ends up accumulating when all said and done.