Philadelphia Eagles Trade 4th Round Draft Pick For Chicago Bears’ Multi-Time Pro Bowler Robert Quinn

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The Philadelphia Eagles acquired defensive end Robert Quinn in a trade Wednesday with the Chicago Bears.

For only a fourth-round pick, the Bears agreed to send the multi-time Pro Bowler away.

With eyes focused on Chicago’s long-term success, Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Poles insisted that trading away Quinn will help the Bears down the line.

After the completion of the deal, Poles said the trade is “going to allow us to continue to build a highly competitive roster,” according to the team website.

“For the future, I think it’s going to give us the ability to continue to grow and build our foundation that we’re trying to build,” he added. “That is the exciting part.”

Quinn will join the only undefeated team left in the NFL. At 6-0, the Eagles have shown no signs of slowing down this year. (RELATED: Antonio Brown To Pay $1.2 Million In Assault Case)

According to ESPN’s turnover stats, the Eagles are tied with the Baltimore Ravens for the most takeaways in the entire NFL this season with 14 total. ESPN stats reveal how the Eagles’ defense ranks second in the league when it comes to total yardage allowed, too. The addition of the veteran pass-rusher appears to only strengthen Philadelphia’s already stellar defense. His ability to disrupt opposing offenses by getting to the QB has set him apart on the defenses that he’s been with in the past.

In Quinn’s 12 seasons in the NFL, he has racked up over 365 total tackles and over 100 career quarterback sacks. Throughout his career, Quinn’s ability to get to the quarterback has been second to none.

If the Eagles don’t win the Super Bowl this year, then their season should be chalked up as a failure. Having Quinn down the stretch for them should be huge.