Cornerback Quinton Dunbar has come quite a way since going undrafted out of Florida in 2015. After getting a signing bonus of only $1,000 as an undrafted free agent, Dunbar has carved a comfortable spot on the Washington Redskins defense, and a decent contract to boot.
But now it appears that Dunbar’s time in Washington is coming to an end. According to ESPN’s Josina Anderson, the Redskins are trading Dunbar to the Seattle Seahawks. Per ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, Washington is getting back a fifth-round pick for their starting corner.
In five seasons with the Redskins, Dunbar has started 25 of 58 games. His strong play over his first three seasons earned him a three-year, $10.50 million contract from Washington in 2018. To date, he has nine interceptions, 35 passes defended and 150 tackles.
Last year was one of Dunbar’s best. He made 11 starts and made a career-high four interceptions along with eight passes defended and 37 tackles. Pro Football Focus graded him as the second-best cornerback in the league in 2019.
— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 23, 2020
Comp update: Seahawks are sending Washington a 5th-round pick in exchange for CB Quinton Dunbar, per source.
So Redskins trade a 5 for QB Kyle Allen, get back a 5 for Dunbar.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 23, 2020
Dunbar joins a Seahawks team that is eager to revitalize its secondary. The Seahawks defense finished 26th in yards allowed and 22nd in points allowed in 2019. Both marks were the worst their defense has had since 2010.
Perhaps Dunbar can have a hand in restoring the Seahawks defense to the dominance it once had.
Who won the Quinton Dunbar trade?