Eagles' Trade Acquisition Struggling So Far

The Philadelphia Eagles made a huge, all-in move before the trade deadline when they acquired pass rusher Robert Quinn, but they haven't benefitted much so far. In two appearances, Quinn hasn't so much as logged a tackle, and his snaps have been minimal. The Eagles traded a fourth-round pick for Quinn in late October hoping he might add a devastating pass-rushing edge presence to a deep defensive line rotation. Unfortunately, that defensive line rotation is so deep that Quinn has barely been able to see the field. He has logged a mere 27 snaps over the past two games despite the Eagles building massive leads that forced opposing offenses into pass-heavy gameplans.

Quinn was a luxury acquisition for the undefeated Eagles, but he wasn't completely without risk. He notched an incredible 18.5 sacks in 2021, but he tallied only 2.0 in 15 appearances during the 2020 season. Luckily, the Eagles didn't overextend their commitment: they agreed to void the final two years of Quinn's contract, allowing them to walk away from their investment at the end of this season.

The Eagles don't need Quinn to play his best to remain a dominant team. It speaks to their quality that the pass rusher can be all but invisible in two blowouts. They may need him down the line, or they may not. The Eagles are just that good. 
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