The Philadelphia Eagles made a huge addition to their roster ahead of the trade deadline, acquiring Chicago Bears pass rusher Robert Quinn.
The Philadelphia Eagles made some big additions throughout this offseason, with wide receiver A.J. Brown, safety Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, linebacker Haason Reddick, and cornerback James Bradberry standing out. Entering Week 8, the Eagles are the lone undefeated team in the NFL. With the trade deadline arriving on Nov. 1, the Eagles made another big addition to help them with the latter part of the season.
According to NFL Network national insider Ian Rapoport, the Eagles have acquired pass rusher Robert Quinn from the Chicago Bears in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick.
Twitter users reacted to the news of the Eagles bringing in Quinn less than a week away from the NFL trade deadline.
Twitter reacts to Eagles acquiring Robert Quinn from Bears
Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reported that the Bears will be picking up most of Quinn’s remaining salary on his contract.
When healthy, Quinn has proven to be a force off the edge of the defensive line. In 2019, he had a breakout season where he logged 11.5 sacks when playing 14 games for the Dallas Cowboys. That offseason, he signed with the Bears.
Last season, Quinn logged 18.5 sacks, his largest single-season total since he recorded 19.0 in 2013 with the then-St. Louis Rams. In 2021, Quinn also recorded 49 combined tackles, 22 quarterback hits and four forced fumbles.
Quinn started in all seven games with the Bears this season, where he posted just eight combined tackles, three quarterback hits, and one sack.
Now, Quinn gets to join Philadelphia’s stacked defense, which includes Fletcher Cox, Brandon Graham, and Haason Reddick. The Eagles hope that Quinn can help the team win their second Lombardi Trophy in franchise history.