As Week 8 quickly approaches, so does the NFL’s trade deadline. Many have wondered what the undefeated Philadelphia Eagles would do, if anything, to bolster the team.
Well, look no further as Howie Roseman has made his move, perhaps not his last either, by trading with the Chicago Bears for edge-rusher Robert Quinn, according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo.
While this season has not been up to par for Quinn, he is just one season removed from an 18.5 sack season. Quinn has 102 sacks over his career and will now be returning to the same defensive scheme that saw his near 20-sack season.
The Philadelphia Eagles landed a star ahead of the deadline in Robert Quinn.
As exciting as the edition is, it’s multiplied how affordable the deal was for Philadelphia. In exchange for the star edge-rusher, the Eagles are sending just a fourth-round pick, according to Rapoport.
Chicago, initially, was not interested in shopping their star edge-rusher, but clearly, that has since changed. Perhaps due to the clear direction of the franchise or perhaps due to a desire from Quinn to move on.
The remaining salary was a concern for some as Quinn was due roughly $27 million between 2023 and 2024, but general manager Howie Roseman has shown a knack for minimizing cap impact, so it stands to reason that there will be change on the horizon for Quinn’s future contract.
Regarding his remaining salary this season, the Chicago Bears will be picking up most of the remaining money, according to Mike Garafolo. This will give Howie Roseman even more “optionality” ahead of the deadline.
The Philadelphia Eagles have made it clear that they are not satisfied and will not sit complacent heading into the rest of the NFL season. There is still plenty of time for additional moves to be made, but already, the team has knocked this trade deadline out of the park.