The Philadelphia Eagles are all-in for a Super Bowl run after a 6-0 start, and the Chicago Bears are rebuilding with a first-year general manager, first-year head coach and young quarterback.
That made them ideal trade partners, and they came to terms on a blockbuster agreement Wednesday.
While Quinn has only one sack through seven games this year, he was dominant in 2021 as a Pro Bowler with 18.5 sacks. It was the fifth time in his career that he finished a season with double-digit sacks.
Twitter users had plenty of reactions to the deal, with many praising Eagles general manager Howie Roseman:
Jared Phillips @JaredL_Phillips
The rich get richer. Love how Howie Roseman isn’t staying complacent with an already impressive start to the season, especially for the defense. A 4th rounder for a productive pass rusher is more than worth it <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FlyEaglesFly?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#FlyEaglesFly</a> <a href="https://t.co/BPdx6A0K5S">https://t.co/BPdx6A0K5S</a>
Michael Robinson @RealMikeRob
The <a href="https://twitter.com/Eagles?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Eagles</a> Executive Vice President/GM Howie Roseman is a MF dawg!! Dude runs laps around some executives out there! How does he rebuild, compete and acquire picks! All at the same damn time. <a href="https://twitter.com/nflnetwork?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@nflnetwork</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/NFL?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@nfl</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FlyEaglesFly?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#FlyEaglesFly</a>
Quinn is having a down season, but he'll be on a far better team in Philadelphia than he was in Chicago. He likely won't see nearly as many double-teams on the Eagles and could rediscover the form he showed in the past when he was playing alongside the likes of Khalil Mack and Akiem Hicks on the Bears.
Mack and Hicks are no longer in Chicago, so Quinn was the focus of every opposing offensive line whenever he took the field in 2022. That won't necessarily be the case for the Eagles, and he now has a chance to pursue a Lombardi Trophy.