The Philadelphia Eagles cemented themselves as the team to beat in the NFC on Wednesday when they acquired Pro Bowl pass-rusher Robert Quinn from the Chicago Bears.
We now know what they had to give up to do so.
The Eagles are sending a fourth-round draft pick to the Bears in exchange for Quinn, according to NFL Network insider Ian Rapaport. The 11th-year pro ranked second in the NFL in sacks last season with 18.5.
"It's a 4th rounder going to the Bears, source said," Rapaport reported.
As noted by NFL insider Mike Garafolo, the Bears will be paying "most" of Robert Quinn's remaining salary. They're getting the fourth rounder in return.
In short, the Eagles only have to send a fourth rounder to the Bears and pay just a small fraction of Quinn's remaining salary this season.
"The Bears will be picking up most of the remaining salary for Robert Quinn, sources say," Garofolo tweeted. "So this trade will cost the Eagles draft capital but not a lot of money."
The addition of Quinn should make an already strong Eagles defense one of the best in the NFL. The Eagles rank 10th in the league in sacks, despite already having had a bye, and fourth in scoring defense.
If Quinn can help lead the Eagles to a Super Bowl, the fourth-round pick will be viewed as well worth it.