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NFL World Reacts To Blockbuster Bears, Eagles Trade

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One of the most exciting NFL trade seasons in recent memory just saw another massive deal.

The Chicago Bears are trading Pro Bowl edge rusher Robert Quinn to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for a fourth-round pick, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapaport and Mike Garafolo.

The general consensus is that, if the Eagles weren't already considered the team to beat in the NFC, they are now.

The addition of Quinn should make one of the best defensive lines in the NFL even stronger. The Eagles rank 10th in the NFL in sacks with 17 so far this season, despite having already had a bye week. 

Quinn ranked second in the NFL with 18.5 sacks last season.

While dealing the 11-year veteran for future capital might make sense for the Bears, at least one of Quinn's former teammates, linebacker Roquan Smith, took the news hard. 

According to Sean Hammond of Shaw Local, Smith was speaking with reporters when news of the trade emerged and became emotional.

"We were speaking with Roquan Smith when the Robert Quinn trade broke," Hammond wrote. "He was having a tough time and had to cut it short."

While the NFL will always be a business first and foremost, you have to feel for Smith, Bears players and Bears fans.