The 6-0 Eagles are loading up for a Super Bowl run. The Eagles have pulled off a blockbuster trade for Pro Bowl DE Robert Quinn, a league source confirmed to NBC Sports Philadelphia. The trade was first reported by ESPN and NFL Network.
Quinn, 32, has 1 sack and 3 quarterback hits in 7 games. He’s one year removed from an 18 1/2 sack season in 2021 that sent him to his third-career Pro Bowl. The Eagles gave up a 2023 fourth-round pick in the trade.
The Bears will be picking up most of the remaining salary for Robert Quinn, sources say. So this trade will cost the Eagles draft capital but not a lot of money.
Quinn posted a Pro Bowl campaign in 2021 in which he tallied 18.5 sacks, but it hasn’t translated into this season. A massive five-year, $70 million deal brought Quinn to Chicago ahead of the 2020 season.
Quinn was the 14th overall pick in 2011 by the Rams. He has 102 career sacks. He played for played with the Rams, Dolphins and Cowboys prior to joining the Bears.
Quinn joins a defensive line that already has Haason Reddick, Josh Sweat, Javon Hargrave, Fletcher Cox, Brandon Graham, and Jordan Davis. Quinn will help replace Derek Barnett, who went down with an ACL tear earlier in the season.
Defensive End Robert Quinn Traded to Eagles from Bears for 4th-Round Pick. Photo courtsey of Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images