Blessed with rare speed for his size and excellent overall athleticism. Has the tools to be a dominant pass-rusher. Also has the fluid balance needed to be a playmaker in pass coverage.
Still unpolished. A one-dimensional type who definitely needs to improve against the run. Isn't comfortable in dropping back in coverage. Also has had health issues in the past.
Quality pass-rusher with star tools.
Career Honors & Awards
Named to play in Pro Bowl
Movements & Injuries
Signed by the St. Louis Rams to a four-year contract extension.
St. Louis Rams exercised their contract option for the 2015 season.
Fined $15,750 by the NFL.
Signed by the St. Louis Rams to a four-year contract.
Drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the 1st round (14th Overall) in 2011.
Rams defensive end Robert Quinn signed a four-year, $66.575 million contract extension according to Adam Schefter. | 09/13/2014 1:46 PM
Rams defensive end Robert Quinn signed a four-year, $66.575 million contract extension according to Adam Schefter.
The deal includes $41.2 million guaranteed and keeps Quinn in St. Louis until the end of the 2019 season. Quinn was an All-Pro last year and already has 34.5 sacks in 48 career games. He is one of the best pass rushers in the NFL and is our guess to lead the league in sacks durin 2014.
No-brainer: Rams exercise option on DE Quinn | 04/28/2014 12:53 PM
Rams exercised DE Robert Quinn's fifth-year club option for 2015.
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It's a no-brainer move. Quinn has emerged as one of the game's most dominant pass rushers over the last two seasons, compiling 29.5 sacks and 77 quarterback hurries while playing in all 32 games. He was Pro Football Focus' top 4-3 defensive end by a massive margin last year. Now the Rams have Quinn for just $1.6 million in 2014 and $6.9 million in 2015. They'll have to pull the Brinks truck into his house before he hits free agency in 2016.
Rams to exercise Robert Quinn's option | 03/09/2014 6:32 PM
The Rams are expected to exercise RE Robert Quinn's fifth-year club option of $6.9 million in 2015.
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So St. Louis will be able to keep Quinn for $8.56 million over the next two seasons. It's a team-friendly bargain after Quinn exhibited ferocious pass-rush ability en route to 19 sacks and seven forced fumbles in 2013. The deadline for clubs to exercise fifth-year options on 2011 first-round picks is May 3.
Robert Quinn and J.J. Watt were the first-team defensive ends as the AP announced the NFL's All-Pro team on Friday.
As a 23-year-old third-year breakout player, Quinn led the NFC in sacks with 19, finishing .5 behind league leader Robert Mathis. Quinn also paced the NFC in forced fumbles (7). Here is the rest of the 2013 All-Pro first-team defense: DTs Gerald McCoy and Ndamukong Suh, OLBs Mathis and Lavonte David, ILBs Luke Kuechly and Navorro Bowman, CBs Richard Sherman and Patrick Peterson, safeties Earl Thomas and Eric Berry, P Johnny Hekker.
Robert Quinn improves to 18 sacks on season | 12/23/2013 2:09 PM
With one game left to play, Rams RE Robert Quinn leads the NFL with 18 sacks.
He eclipsed St. Louis' franchise mark by surpassing Kevin Carter (17 sacks) with three takedowns of Mike Glennon in Sunday's win over the Bucs. Quinn also has seven forced fumbles. Luke Kuechly plays for a better team, but Quinn has just as good a case for 2013 Defensive Player of the Year accolades.
Robert Quinn emerging as superstar for STL | 12/16/2013 10:36 AM
SI's Peter King suggests Rams DE Robert Quinn as a Defensive Player of the Year candidate.
Quinn isn't a household name, but he will be soon and is very much in play to win the award. Through 14 games, the 2011 first-round pick has piled up 15 sacks, 46 tackles, seven forced fumbles and 10 tackles for a loss. Quinn is Pro Football Focus' No. 1 4-3 defensive end by a country mile. Panthers MLB Luke Kuechly, Seahawks S Earl Thomas and Colts OLB Robert Mathis are also strong candidates for DPOY.