The Rams don't understand the meaning of "off" season.
Just a few weeks after trading for Kansas City Chiefs star defensive back Marcus Peters, LA has dealt one of their premier pass rushers to Miami.
Robert Quinn formed a formidable duo with Aaron Donald on the Rams defensive line, but now, Quinn has been shipped to Miami.
Rams are trading DE Robert Quinn to Miami, sources tell ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 2, 2018
On the surface, this move appears to be all about salary for the Rams. Quinn has two years left on his deal, but will require a $25 million cap hit over that time period.
It turns out the Rams just want some more ammo in the draft.
Compensation update: Dolphins are sending a mid-round pick to the Rams in exchange for DE Robert Quinn, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 2, 2018
He's undeniably talented, and is coming off an 8.5-sack season with the Rams just this past year. Quinn spent time at linebacker as well as defensive end in LA's defensive scheme under Wade Phillips.
With two Pro Bowls and 62.5 career sacks on his resume, Robert Quinn will form a dynamic pass-rush duo with Cam Wake.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 2, 2018
The duo of Quinn and Cameron Wake ought to have AFC East quarterbacks shaking in their cleats (even Tom Brady). Wake is a dynamic pass rusher in his own right, but the ability to take some of the pressure (pun intended) off of him next season with the addition of Quinn is a terrifying thought.
This move makes all the sense in the world for Miami.