Nearly-forgotten Eagles everyone hopes can conjure postseason magic

Ndamukong Suh, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)
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Robert Quinn, Philadelphia Eagles
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. Robert Quinn, defensive end. 98. player. 54. .

Anything that Robert Quinn can give the Eagles at this point would be a huge bonus.

It’s now or never for Robert Quinn. He’s done some decent things. None of them were great or highlight-reel moments. None of them led to any real dents on the Eagles’ stat sheet, but it’s fair to say that no one would complain if he contributed more.

After being scratched from the Week 13 lineup, he was placed on the injured reserve on December 6th and reactivated on January 7th. He missed four games in the process.

Statistically, he’s been on the field in six games for 88 snaps, roughly 22% of the overall team total. He was sent on a blitz once. He’s come up with two solo tackles and four pressures (two quarterback knockdowns and two hurries). That would be cool if we were talking about Matt Leo, but we all would like to see more from a three-time Pro Bowler that racked up 18.5 sacks a year ago. Can you imagine how scary this Eagles pass rush would be if he got going?

We all could see what Howie Roseman was doing at the time. This team is going all-in, but we knew there was some boom-or-bust potential with this acquisition.

All hope isn’t lost. It’s too early to call him Ryan Kerrigan 2.0. If he could somehow string together a few memorable moments, the trade to land Robert Quinn still has a chance at being remembered as a win for the franchise rather than a total waste of everyone’s time.

Again, it’s now or never.