The Eagles have made a trade to acquire veteran defensive end Robert Quinn from the Chicago Bears in exchange for a 2023 fourth-round pick, the team announced on Wednesday. Quinn bolsters the defensive rotation and gives the defense more ammunition ahead of the NFL's trade deadline on November 1 at 4 PM. To make room for him on the roster, the Eagles released defensive end Tarron Jackson.
In his 12th season, Quinn is coming off a 2021 campaign with Chicago in which he recorded a career-high 18.5 quarterback sacks, the fourth time in his career he reached double digits in sacks. Quinn, who has one sack in seven games with Chicago this season, has 102 sacks in his 163 career games played.
Quinn played the first seven seasons of his career with the Rams, then played with Miami and Dallas for a season, and has been with Chicago since 2020. Here are some of the highlights of his outstanding career ...
1. Three-time Pro Bowl selection (2013, 2014, 2022); has appeared in 163 NFL games (142 starts), tallying 102 sacks, 109 tackles for loss, 176 QB hits, and 32 forced fumbles.
2. 2013 PWFA Defensive Player of the Year when he finished second in the NFL with a then-Rams-franchise-record 19.0 sacks while recording a league-best 23 tackles for loss, 34 pressures, and seven forced fumbles.
3. Originally entered the NFL as a first-round pick (14th overall) by the St. Louis Rams out of the University of North Carolina in the 2011 NFL Draft.
DE Robert Quinn has recorded 102 sacks during his tenure in the NFL, through stints with the St. Louis Rams, Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins, and Chicago Bears. Now, he'll look to contribute to Philadelphia's defense.
4. Has been ranked among the NFL's Top 100 players twice (2014, 2015).
5. During the 2021 season, Quinn was named NFC Defensive Player of the Month in November after registering 5.5 sacks, 14 tackles, five tackles for loss, and two forced fumbles across three contests. Quinn also recorded a career-high 3.5 sacks during the Bears' Nov. 21 matchup vs. the Ravens.
6. Surpassed 100 career sacks in the Bears' Week 17 win vs. the Giants, making him the sixth active player in the NFL to record 100 career sacks.
7. Quinn also became Chicago's all-time single-season sack leader after logging his 18th sack of the 2021 season in the fourth quarter vs. New York.
How does Quinn help the Eagles? In many ways. He has a relentless motor, is a perfect fit in the locker room, and adds depth to a pass-rushing group that includes ends Brandon Graham, Josh Sweat, and Haason Reddick, one of the game's best edge rushers.