Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Poles’s decision to trade Robert Quinn wasn’t easy. Quinn is one year removed from setting the Bears’ single-season sack record and was, by all accounts, one of the team’s leaders in the locker room.
Now, he’s a member of the Philadelphia Eagles.
For a team in transition, moving a 32-year-old pass-rusher for a quality draft pick — a 2023 fourth-round pick — is smart. It will allow young players like Trevis Gipson and Dominique Robinson to get more playing time while adding another quality rookie to the roster next spring.
And Poles feels good about that.
“My job is to do what’s best for this organization not only now, but in the future,” Poles said Wednesday. “I really do trust in Gipson, he’s had a good start to the season; (Al-Quadin) Muhammad, he’s brought intensity and toughness to that group, and even young Robinson has flashed, he tipped that ball that Roquan got the other day and has a promising future and I think he’s going to continue to trend upwards.”