Report: Eagles and DE Robert Quinn mutually agree to terminate contract after 2022 season
In case you somehow missed it, the Eagles pulled off a major trade just days before the Nov. 1 deadline, acquiring Pro Bowl defensive end Robert Quinn from the Chicago Bears in exchange for a 2023 fourth-round pick.
The Bears also agreed to pick up the majority of Quinn’s remaining salary for the 2022 season, leaving the Eagles with a $700K price tag for the pass rusher.
On Friday, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport added further insight into the deal. According to his sources, the Eagles and Quinn agreed to terminate the final two years of his contract, which means he’ll hit free agency after the 2022 season.
Eagles to terminate final two years of Robert Quinn’s contract
If you’ve followed Howie Roseman through the years, you probably had an inclination that the Eagles would do something about Quinn’s hefty contract. The 32-year-old DE had two non-guaranteed years left on the five-year, $70M contract extension he signed in 2020. He was due $27M over the next two years.
At the very least, Roseman was likely going to try and restructure the deal to free up additional cap space moving forward. Now, the Eagles will be off the hook after this season, giving them free reign on how they want to approach Quinn’s next contract.
It’s a win-win move for Philly. If Quinn disappoints throughout the latter half of the 2022 season, the team will let him walk. If he plays like the 18.5-sack pass rusher we saw during the 2021 season, the Eagles will have first dibs on handing him a new contract.
As always, Howie is playing chess while the rest of the league is playing checkers.
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Mandatory Credit: Philadelphia Inquirer