1. The Chicago Bears should trade Robert Quinn because of Trevis Gipson’s growth
One of the players not getting much attention this year, yet is playing very well, is second-year pro Trevis Gipson. Backing up both Quinn and Mack, Gipson has come in and given the defense a lift in limited playing time.
So far, Gipson has played just 28 percent of defensive snaps. Yet, he has accounted for 2.0 sacks, three tackles for loss and a pair of quarterback hits.
Gipson has done a great job of beating his man whenever on the field. In addition, he has totaled four pressures and two hurries on top of his sacks. His growth from last year to this year is evident, and he’s getting chances to make plays.
If Quinn were to be traded, you’d be looking at Mack and Gipson as the starters, with Jeremiah Attaochu as the primary backup. Chicago may then sign another outside linebacker to come in and serve as their fourth guy in rotation, but it would be Gipson who gets a lot of run in Quinn’s place.
Call Ryan Pace what you want, but it appears as though he has hit another mid-round home run with finding Gipson in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft. If the kid gets more time, he could blossom even further.