Robert Quinn used to be one of the top pass rushers in the NFL. But after three years of inconsistent play and multiple injuries, the Los Angeles Rams are trading the two-time Pro Bowler to the Dolphins after seven seasons, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The Rams get Miami’s 2018 fourth-round pick and sixth round pick, and they’ll send their sixth rounder to the Dolphins with Quinn. The trade won’t be official until the new league year begins on March 14.
Why did the Rams trade Quinn? Quinn, 27, is still a productive player, but he hasn’t consistently performed up to the four-year, $66.5 million extension he signed in 2014. Before he signed that huge deal, he was a fourth-year player with 34.5 career sacks and eight forced fumbles. Quinn accumulated 19 sacks and forced seven fumbles in 2013, which led to the extension.
In 2014, Quinn performed up to that lucrative extension — racking up 10.5 sacks, five forced fumbles, and a second consecutive Pro Bowl nod. After two dominant years, his production slipped due to injuries.
Quinn only missed one game during his first four years in the NFL. However, he missed 15 games over the next two seasons. In 2015, he missed eight games due to knee,