Chicago Bears: 3 reasons to trade Robert Quinn before deadline

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The Chicago Bears defense has been one of the stories of the season early on. Chicago’s defense has become one of the more underrated units in football, and a big reason for their 3-2 record so far. Sean Desai has done a masterful job with this group.

Khalil Mack is enjoying a big year so far with 5.0 sacks, and is on pace for 17.0 on the year. He’s done a nice job reminding people just how dominant he can be while silencing his critics.

While the secondary has still not been a strong point, it’s that front seven that’s doing a heck of a job creating havoc on opposing quarterbacks and helping stop the run. Along with Mack, veteran Robert Quinn has been a huge part of why this defensive front is dominating.

After a 2020 season played through injury and totaling just 2.0 sacks, Quinn is off and running in 2021. He looks fresh and as good as ever.

Should the Chicago Bears try and trade Robert Quinn before the 2021 NFL trade deadline?

With how well Quinn has played, though, the question starts to become whether or not the Bears should try and trade him.

There are plenty of teams who could use a top-level pass rusher at this stage, and he might just fetch a pretty decent return. General manager Ryan Pace would be wise to at least make Quinn available, and take a few calls, before the trade deadline passes on November 2.

The way Quinn has played so far, one would think that Pace could potentially get a fourth-round pick for him, or maybe even more. If the Bears could somehow deal Quinn and a sixth-rounder for something along the lines of a third-round pick, even, that would be a big win.

It’s not crazy to think they would try to trade Quinn, either. In fact, there are a few reasons why it makes perfect sense at this point in the season.