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Bears Defender Responds To Recent Trade Rumor

Tyler Maher
Chicago Bears defender Robert Quinn responded to a recent trade rumor.
Chicago Bears defender Robert Quinn responded to a recent trade rumor. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

With the NFL Trade Deadline approaching, teams are separating themselves into buyers and sellers. At 2-4, the Chicago Bears likely find themselves in the latter category.

One Bears player whose name has surfaced in trade rumors is defensive end Robert Quinn. who is in the third year of a five-year, $70 million contract with Chicago. For his part, Quinn responded to the trade rumors by saying that he's not thinking about playing elsewhere.

Robert Quinn Trade Rumors

Despite the Bears' disappointing performance this year, Quinn would like the avoid switching teams for the fourth time in his career. He also seems to be enjoying his time with Chicago, saying "I’m here and I’m as happy as I can be.”

Quinn also acknowledged that a trade is "out of my control" if the Bears decide to deal him. Chicago will likely be entertaining offers for the 32-year-old, who's coming off his third career Pro Bowl selection in 2021.

With the Bears still likely several years away from seriously contending depending on Justin Fields' development, it probably makes more sense for them to deal Quinn for draft picks or younger talent that could help them in the future. Quinn's greatest value is at the present, which makes him an attractive trade chip for contenders looking to upgrade their defense.

Quinn's performance has also declined from last year, which may motivate Chicago to move on. He only has 1 sack, 7 tackles and 2 QB hits in 6 games so far after racking up 18.5 sacks, 49 tackles and 22 QB hits in 16 games last year.

In the meantime, Quinn is focused on helping the Bears win their impending Monday Night Football matchup against the New England Patriots in Week 7. Chicago is currently a 7.5-point road underdog on FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds.

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