Bears restructure Robert Quinn’s contract

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The Bears were in need of cap space for the rest of this season and they found it by reworking edge rusher Robert Quinn‘s contract.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the team has created over $3.5 million in cap space by converting a portion of Quinn’s base salary to a signing bonus.

Quinn is signed through the 2024 season and was set to have a cap hit of $16 million for the 2022 season. That number will rise along with the amount of dead money that would be left on their cap in the event they parted ways with Quinn this offseason.

Quinn has 15 tackles, 4.5 sacks, and a forced fumble through the first five weeks of the regular season.

4 responses to “Bears restructure Robert Quinn’s contract

  1. Decent production so far this year, but still one of the worst free agent contracts in recent memory. The Bears are making a habit of it (see Jimmy Graham and Cody Parkey).

  2. “Hey Robert, we’re going to take 3.5 mil of your guaranteed salary next year and just cut you a check in that amount in next week’s payroll, cool?”

    “Um yeah, of course… but can I ask a stupid question? Why?”

    “Oh it has to do with cap space. In the interest of fair play, the NFL sets a limit on salaries a team can pay because they don’t want any teams overspending at levels others can’t afford.”

    “So let me get this straight, you give me a bunch of the money I’m owed up front in one check so that somehow translates into you paying players less and gives you a bigger budget to pay other players?”

    “Yeah, it’s insane they let us do this, isn’t it?”

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