The Robert Quinn The trade rumors were already there when Chicago Bears Khalil sent Mac to the Los Angeles Chargers. It makes sense. The team is in rebuilding mode. In these situations, dumping expensive older players is a common practice. At 32 years old, with his noble decade, Quinn is an obvious choice. These are becoming more and more clear after what happened last week.
Quinn has already decided not to come to the voluntary small camps and organized team activities. Things got serious when he chose not to attend the mandatory mini-camps either. This was the first indication that the veteran might want to go elsewhere. Not because he hates Chicago. He simply sees the writing on the wall. His career probably won’t last much longer, and his window to winning the Super Bowl is closing.
This is why trade makes sense.
GM Ryan Bulls Sympathetic to the situation, but also responsible to his team. He will not trade a player unless he feels the deal is favorable. Bears benefited. Quinn is under contract for another three years. So time is not a factor for them. They can wait patiently for the team to put in an offer that the Poles want. Ian Wharton Ovarian Report He thinks he’s found one clear to all parties involved.
“Cardinals Get: Edge Robert Quinn
Get Bears: 2023 third-round pick, WR Andy Isabella
Best landing spot for a veteran in Arizona. The Cardinals did not replace Chandler Jones with a high-impact talent.
Their current rotation includes veterans Marcus Golden and Devon Kennard, as well as freshmen Cameron Thomas and Megay Sanders. Golden hit double-digit sacks three times since 2016, but also finished the other three years with seven sacks together. Consistency and star strength are an issue.
JJ Watt and Budda Baker need a little more help for this defense to become worthy of the playoffs. Adding Quinn will achieve that.”
The Arizona Cardinals fall into a brutal division featuring the world champion Los Angeles Rams and the perennially dangerous San Francisco 49ers. They need all the help they can get. Their rush in passes was a big reason for last year’s 11-6 season. The loss of Jones, who had 10.5 bags, was a sure blow. Quinn could fill that void and would fit perfectly in their scheme. As for the return, it is favorable. The Bears get a good draft and another receiver for their competition. Isabella is a very fast previous second round pick. So there is a talent to work with.
Robert Cowen’s trade is likely to occur simultaneously.
It will either be right before the start of the regular season or near the October trade deadline. The first would make sense either because some teams realize how bad passing dash can be or because a key player is injured they can’t replace. Then there is the deadline. This often happens when you know who the competitors are, and some of them feel like they’re one piece away from doing a proper run. Adding a large payment widget can oftentimes be a huge boost. The Rams proved it last year when they added von Miller.
This is why bears are waiting. Odds are that at some point a team will appear that feels they need Robert Quinn rather than want him. When need becomes a factor, the price usually rises. If the Cardinals were that team and the trade package was close to what Wharton mentioned, then Chicago could do much worse.
The third-round pick is solid, and Isabella will be a worthy pilot.
Until the time comes, Quinn must decide what he wants to do. Sitting in small camps is one thing. Will he do the same at training camp? The fines for such a suspension would be substantial and unlikely to do much to its value in the marketplace. The best thing for him is to play and continue to dominate.
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