REPORT: Bears sign Robert Quinn


Rams at Redskins 9/20/15

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief

The Chicago Bears and free agent outside linebacker Robert Quinn agreed to a five-year, $70 million contract Tuesday, according to Ian Rapoport. The deal spells the end for former first-round pick Leonard Floyd’s tumultuous tenure in Chicago.

Quinn, 29, spent 2019 with the Dallas Cowboys, collecting 11.5 sacks over just 14 games. The former first-round pick out of the University of North Carolina was also credited with 22 quarterback hits and two forced fumbles.

Once one of the NFL’s most feared pass rushers after a breakout 2013 that saw Quinn hound opposing quarterbacks for 19 sacks, Quinn’s production tapered off prior to the 2019 season, with the OLB failing to crack the nine-sack threshold between 2015 and 2018. The Bears hope Quinn can retain the momentum accrued in 2019 to assist Khalil Mack and the returning Akiem Hicks.

What happens with Floyd remains to be seen. While his tenure with the Bears is over, Floyd’s agility and elusive ceiling will likely entice another franchise to take a flier on the George product. After a promising rookie season that saw Floyd collect seven sacks, the 27-year-old linebacker’s production all but disappeared. Between 2017 and 2019, Floyd earned a total of 11.5 sacks, matching Quinn’s 2019 sack total alone.

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