It’s hard to find optimism for the Chicago Bears leading into the 2022 season.
Justin Fields hasn’t established himself as their franchise quarterback while their receiving corps is devoid of top talent.
Therefore, head coach Matt Eberflus will have to come up with a miracle to turn the franchise’s fate around.
The team might not admit it but they are in rebuild mode with an unproven play-caller and an average roster.
It’s difficult to see them being better than the division rival Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings.
In that case, they must make the necessary moves to feed the ongoing transition.
Trading defensive end Robert Quinn might help get the ball rolling.
#Bears should sell Robert Quinn to the highest bidder & move on. He holds very little value to the current team & goals. Good player that would help a contender quite a bit. Stack some more picks & save the money.
— Aaron Leming (@AaronLemingNFL) June 14, 2022
CBS Sports’ Aaron Leming tweeted, “#Bears should sell Robert Quinn to the highest bidder & move on. He holds very little value to the current team & goals. Good player that would help a contender quite a bit. Stack some more picks & save the money.”
The 32-year-old linebacker from UNC had a fantastic season with 18.5 sacks and four forced fumbles.
Yet despite his efforts, the Bears finished with a 6-11 record.
It would be better for him to play for a contender instead of a team that is still looking for its bearings.
Getting Draft Capital For Quinn
The Bears will attract several bidders once they put Quinn on the trading block.
After all, which team wouldn’t want an established pass rusher in their midst?
NFL franchises wouldn’t be afraid to surrender early-round pics if they will get a player of Quinn’s caliber in return.
Likewise, his cap hit of $18.2 million in 2023 and $17.2 million in 2024 is a bargain.
Quinn will immediately help the team he will play for, like what he did with the Bears.