Report: Falcons “unluckily” miss out on Robert Quinn

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Robert Quinn was a free agent I expected the Falcons to target after he racked up 11.5 sacks for the Cowboys last season. However, after he inked a five-year, $70 million contract with the Bears, I figured he was well out of Atlanta’s price range, and they probably never even made him a competitive offer. Well, it looks like I was wrong.

Apparently, the decision for Quinn came down to a flip of a coin between the Bears and Falcons, with Chicago coming out on top, according to Patrick Finley of the Sun-Times.

Finley also reported that this isn’t the first time Quinn has made such a life-altering decision on the flip of a coin. When he was deciding to go to college, he did the same thing, ultimately choosing UNC.

Quinn must be a firm believer in fate, but if it worked out once before, there’s no reason for him to believe it will lead him astray this time around. Either way, it is difficult to be unhappy when signing a five-year, $70 million contract — no matter where or what you are playing.

Some Falcons fans may feel a bit somber about this news, but if Atlanta were to land Quinn, there is no way they would have had the cap space to bring in Dante Fowler Jr., who might even be a better option, considering he is coming off a career-year and is only 25 years old — compared to¬†Quinn who will be 30 before the start of next season. He also only required a three-year pact and can be let go after two seasons with minimal dead cap.

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