The Chicago Bears are an atrocious team. It has been mostly bad from pretty much everyone and that is why they are going into this weekend with a 4-9 record. The coach is probably going to get fired and it would also be smart to fire the GM as well. Things are pretty much all bad minus the excitement surrounding Justin Fields.
With all of that negativity, one player came into the year with low expectations and exceeded them by a lot and that is Robert Quinn. You would think that after his disaster of a 2020 season, his contract with the Bears would continue to get worse.
However, he proved that 2020 was a fluke that could be caused by a first-year with a new team because he has been elite in 2021. In fact, he currently has 14 sacks on the season which is tied with Nick Bosa of the San Francisco 49ers for third in the NFL. They only trail T.J. Watt (16.0) of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Myles Garrett (15.0) of the Cleveland Browns for the league lead.
Quinn’s 14 sacks that he currently has are the third most in a Chicago Bears single season ever. Only Richard Dent’s 1985 season of 17.0 and 1984 season of 17.5 are better. However, there is a good chance that Quinn breaks that single-season record before the year is over.
Robert Quinn has a chance to break the Chicago Bears single-season sacks record.
He needs three and a half more to tie or four full sacks to break it. With four games left, he should be able to do it with relative ease. He might even be able to separate himself from second place for a bit until someone else comes along and does even better than that.
There are two games left against the Minnesota Vikings, one against the Seattle Seahawks, and one against the New York Giants. These are three opponents with records under .500. The Vikings still have a chance to make the postseason so they aren’t a completely bad team but Quinn should find himself a few more sacks.
The quarterbacks he will be facing are Kirk Cousins, Russell Wilson, and Daniel Jones. Wilson is elite but the Seahawks are having a bad year around him (his injury played a big part in it) and Quinn should be able to pressure Jones and Cousins as well.
If Quinn gets one sack in each game, he will break the record. However, there is a good chance that he has more than one sack in at least one of the four games so it will be interesting to see what the final number comes to. At the end of the day, it was nice to see Quinn be a bright spot on a bad football team in 2021.