Robert Quinn not thrilled about possibly playing 18 games without a bye

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Eagles defensive end Robert Quinn could play 18 games this season, thanks to getting traded from the Bears to the Eagles after the Eagles’ bye, but before the Bears’ bye. Quinn isn’t thrilled about that possibility.

“That’s not really a record I’m looking for ― 18 games and no bye week,” Quinn said, via Martin Frank of the Delaware News Journal. “Come on, man. You can borrow my pads if you want to do that. I mean, 18 weeks, no bye week, Year 12. It’s a heck of an adjustment, and in a new city.”

Playing 18 games in one season was impossible for most of NFL season, but it wouldn’t actually be an NFL record. The NFL record for games played in a season is 19, set by four players on the Frankford Yellow Jackets in the 1920s, when teams could set their own schedules and Frankford typically played more games than the rest of the league.

When the NFL played 16 games over 17 weeks, several players played in 17 games in a season, including Emmanuel Sanders with the Broncos and 49ers in 2019 and Jerry Rice with the Raiders and Seahawks in 2004. No player has played 18 games in a season since 1930, but Quinn — along with Dean Marlowe, who was traded from Atlanta to Buffalo — has a chance to do it this year.

37 responses to “Robert Quinn not thrilled about possibly playing 18 games without a bye

  1. Does he get another million for a game check.. If so can you sign me up. I once worked 6 months without a vacation. And I wasn’t making a million dollar game check.

  2. Hes literally making millions of Dollars playing only 18 games what about people that work everyday on a crap job and have nothing to show for it. Heck I work sometimes 120 hrs a week and I cannot afford to “Make it rain” I can’t even “Make it drizzle” and these athletes drives $200k vehicles meanwhile I drive some 20 year old truck that breaks down ever 50 miles……..

    But I can’t rush a passer and my spin move doesn’t work so I get why he makes more than me.

  3. I worked through the covid year , two jobs 60 hours a week with no vacation . Cry me a river. Pro Athletes today are soft and mentally frail.

  4. I work really hard too, but I realize my desk job has absolutely nothing to do with Robert Quinn’s situation.

  5. Pro athletes are not soft… Some of you are morons and jealous that you don’t make millions. You’re the soft ones…

  6. Most games are one hour. I heard once that the average play is six seconds. I think he only plays one way so half the total snaps. Let’s just say 50 snaps at 6 seconds. That’s 300 seconds which Isnt even 5 minutes. Let’s be wild and say 6-8 minutes playing time Damn man you can handle that????

  7. All these people complaining about working without any time off well you took that job so that’s on you. They say football game feels like coming out of a car crash try doing that 18 times a year on top of working out 2 to 3 hours a day almost every day of the week. Every job has its challenges and if you were the one expected to play 18 games without a bye week you would say the same thing as him. And yes I agree players are overpaid but that’s the market for them these days. If you don’t like how much they’re being paid don’t watch

  8. It’s never surprising how much some commenters seem to actively despise the players they love to watch play for them. He has a legitimate concern here, an extra game is an extra grind in an extremely physical game. This would be a pretty unwelcome surprise to any player (or worker).

  9. The Eagles should just give him a week off. He’ll probably be better mentally and maybe physically at the end of the season.

  10. I get it. But you just had a game where you played only eight snaps. Moreover, you play for a coach who gives older players rest days where you don’t have to practice. Suck it up buttercup.

  11. I don’t blame him for complaining. This season he’s only getting paid $38,024.00 per game! What a Bummer!

  12. Everybody screamed about player safety when the NFL went to 17 games…now these commenter are calling Quinn soft for not feeling an 18 game regular season. Can’t make this up

  13. They ironic thing here with the complaint, is that if the Eagles do not choke, they should play an additional two or three games, and if they choke in the regular season but do well in the playoffs they could actually play four additional games above and beyond the 18 that Quinn is complaining about.

  14. I hope the Eagles draft the really good edge rusher from Alabama this next draft.

  15. harrythehitman22 says:

    November 12, 2022 at 3:37 pm

    TJ Hochenson is on pace to do it as well

    17 people liked this comment so far to only 5 disliking it 🤦‍♂️🤡🤦‍♂️ it’s not hard to disprove since the Lions already had their bye week before he was traded so its baffling 17 thumbed that up 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

  16. He isn’t “complaining” he was asked a question by a reporter about being the first person ever to play 18 games in a regular season and he answered it honestly as a guy that is 30+ years of age. Snowflakes upset.

  17. Quinn is a good player, yet he’s on his fifth team. That means four teams didn’t want him around, even though he was a decent player. Hmm. What could it be? Lack of heart? I’m not sure, but coaches like players who want to get on the field. Not players that are looking for time off. Geez, you have the whole off-season for that. Oh well. Perhaps he’ll be on team #6 next year.

  18. I’m 61, I own and operate a small business, that means I work physically and mentally seven days a week, cry me a river, you get paid, work.

  19. joyriderideem says:
    November 12, 2022 at 4:13 pm
    Everybody screamed about player safety when the NFL went to 17 games…


    Absolutely no fans “screamed about player safety” over 17 games. Maybe the players union at most? Realize those aren’t the same people commenting here. Shocker, different people have different perspectives.

    Brady’s been playing 18-19 games a season his whole career, including many years over the age of 40 with as many games. I think Quinn can manage to suck it up and get through this one year. This isn’t the first time this has happened, yet he’s the first to complain about it.

    When they get eliminated in the divisional round, he can pretend he played as many games as it would’ve taken to get to the conference championship game. And then enjoy eight months of vacation.

    People making as much as he does to play a sport don’t get the luxury of complaining about their workload. Coddled and entitled, all of em.

  20. dogginsky says:
    November 12, 2022 at 5:52 pm
    Some football fans are so ignorant. Oh, can I still use the word ignorant in PC 2022?

    The irony here is outstanding.

  21. harrythehitman22 says:

    November 12, 2022 at 3:37 pm

    TJ Hochenson is on pace to do it as well

    Amazing there are now 35 of 40 people who thumbed up a fake fact 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

  22. He went from a team going nowhere for years to come to a team that has a legit shot at the big one. Doesn’t happen often in a career. And I truly think if the eagles are 13 or 14-0, they are gonna rest the older guys. This is something they can easily do. If you look at their schedule I don’t see them losing any of the next 3. Then I believe they have titans at their house. They are going to play 8 in the box all night long. Like every team should do. Titans have nobody to throw the ball to, and AJ Brown isn’t gonna lose to his old team.

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