Howie Roseman Continues to Prove He’s the MVP of the Eagles by Trading for DE Robert Quinn
The Philadelphia Eagles are going all in on a Super Bowl in 2023.
On Wednesday afternoon, general manager Howie Roseman pulled the trigger on a trade for three-time Pro Bowler Robert Quinn. With Quinn teaming up with Haason Reddick, Brandon Graham, and Josh Sweat, the Eagles now have an elite platoon of pass-rushers to go along with one of the best secondaries in the NFL.
Philadelphia is clearly the favorite to win the NFC now if it wasn’t already.
Philadelphia Eagles trade for Robert Quinn
The Eagles are the only undefeated team left in the NFL at 6-0, but they’re not done improving just yet.
On Wednesday afternoon, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported in a tweet that the Eagles are sending a fourth-round draft pick to the Chicago Bears in exchange for defensive end Robert Quinn. After losing Derek Barnett to a season-ending injury, Philly somehow found a way to upgrade its pass rush.
Quinn has recorded only one sack in seven games this season, but he’s not yet over the hump at 32 years of age. Just last year he finished with 18.5 sacks to finish second in the NFL behind T.J. Watt.
Through seven games this season, Quinn has recorded seven QB pressures and four QB hurries. He should have an even easier time reaching the quarterback with the Eagles because of their deep defensive line. Opposing teams can’t afford to double-team a specific player, so that should free Quinn up to do what he does best.
Howie Roseman is the MVP of the Eagles’ season so far
There are more than a few factors that have led to Philadelphia’s 6-0 start to the season, but almost all of them lead back to the GM.
Jalen Hurts has taken a massive step forward as a passer. Roseman drafted him in the second round when Carson Wentz was still on the roster (much to the fans’ dismay at the time).
Jason Kelce, Lane Johnson, and Jordan Mailata have again powered the rushing offense to one of the best offensive attacks in the NFL. Roseman drafted all of them and keep them in town for years.
A.J. Brown, Haason Reddick, James Bradberry, Kyzir White, and C.J. Gardner-Johnson have all made instant impacts in their debut season with the team. Roseman traded for all of them in the offseason.
Now, he adds a prolific pass-rusher to bolster an already-powerful defensive front. Roseman has expertly built the Eagles into a top Super Bowl contender, and he won’t settle for anything less in 2023.
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