Bears salary cap: Breakdown of Chicago’s 2022 dead cap after Robert Quinn trade

The Chicago Bears traded star pass rusher Robert Quinn to the Philadelphia Eagles for a 2023 fourth-round pick. With the Quinn trade, it’ll cost Chicago $4.24 million in dead money.

Bears general manager Ryan Poles has been overhauling the roster since the offseason, which included getting some expensive contracts off the books. Those moves resulted in taking some big dead cap hits for the 2022 season.

But it’s also clearing the way for a 2023 offseason where Chicago currently has $134 million in salary cap space.

According to Over The Cap, the Bears have $67.9 million in dead money for the 2022 season, which is the third most in the NFL. That’s behind only the Atlanta Falcons ($78.5 million) and Houston Texans ($70.2 million).

Here is a look at the 19 players who are responsible for the team’s dead money. (All figures are from Over The Cap).

EDGE Khalil Mack

Jeff Bottari/Getty Images

2022 dead money: $24 million

Current team: Los Angeles Chargers

QB Nick Foles

Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports

2022 dead money: $7.67 million

Current team: Indianapolis Colts

DL Eddie Goldman

Kena Krutsinger-USA TODAY Sports

2022 dead money: $5.15 million

Current team: Retired

QB Andy Dalton

Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports

2022 dead money: $5 million

Current team: New Orleans Saints

TE Jimmy Graham

Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

2022 dead money: $4.66 million

Current team: Free agent

RB Tarik Cohen

AP Photo/Jose Juarez

2022 dead money: $4.25 million

Current team: Free agent

EDGE Robert Quinn

AP Photo/Duane Burleson

2022 dead money: $4.24 million

Current team: Philadelphia Eagles

OL Charles Leno

Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

2022 dead money: $2.8 million

Current team: Washington Commanders

LB Danny Trevathan

Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

2022 dead money: $2.43 million

Current team: Free agent

DL Mario Edwards

AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn

2022 dead money: $1.71 million

Current team: Tennessee Titans

OL Germain Ifedi

AP Photo/Gary McCullough

2022 dead money: $1.5 million

Current team: Atlanta Falcons

S Tashaun Gipson

Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports

2022 dead money: $750,000

Current team: San Francisco 49ers

CB Tavon Young

AP Photo/Terrance Williams

2022 dead money: $700,000

Current team: Free agent

DE Jeremiah Attaochu

Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

2022 dead money: $650,000

Current team: Los Angeles Chargers

TE Jesse James

AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh

2022 dead money: $487,500

Current team: Cleveland Browns

RB Damien Williams

Chris Unger/Getty Images

2022 dead money: $375,000

Current team: Atlanta Falcons

WR Ihmir Smith-Marsette

Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

2022 dead money: $275,000

Current team: Free agent

WR Riley Ridley

Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

2022 dead money: $170,649

Current team: Free agent

OL Jean Delance

AP Photo

2022 dead money: $106,666

Current team: Free agent

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Story originally appeared on Bears Wire