Kansas City Chiefs trade target No. 2: Robert Quinn, EDGE
Could the Kansas City Chiefs make yet another bold trade involving an EDGE rusher in the 2022 offseason?
It might be necessary.
Of course, at this point, Kansas City may just try to bring back Melvin Ingram, who proved himself to be a very legitimate threat off the edge and was a catalyst for dramatic improvement on their defense as a whole last season.
If they aren’t able to bring Ingram back into the fold, trading for Quinn could be an option.
With a palatable base salary under $13 million, Quinn is coming off of a Pro Bowl campaign in which he racked up 18.5 sacks, 17 tackles for loss, 22 QB hits, and 34 pressures.
He’s been producing like that as a pass rusher for the better part of the last decade. How quiet were Quinn’s 18.5 sacks? I’m not sure the casual fan heard anything about him throughout the 2021 season, but he was obviously producing at a very high rate.
Coming to Kansas City, Quinn would give the Chiefs a dynamic threat off the edge and he’s probably worth at least a 1st-round pick to the Bears or the equivalent value at this point.
This kind of trade would be a win-win for both sides.