It’s an end of an era for the Rams organization, former 2011 first-round pick Robert Quinn has been traded to the Miami Dolphins for a reported mid-round pick according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that the Rams will also swap late-round picks with Miami in the exchange.
The Rams made the bold move of trading for Marcus Peters not long ago and now on the same day of the week, a Friday. The Rams make the bold move of trading away Robert Quinn. There are many ways this deal can be read into, but the main one is the obvious one and that is simply the fact the moving of Quinn will save the Rams about $11 million in cap space. This of course, will open the door for the Rams to bring back LaMarcus Joyner, Sammy Watkins, Trumaine Johnson, Nickell Robey-Coleman and John Sullivan, five total starters from last year’s playoff roster.
The Rams will miss Quinn but moving forward this was the right move for the organization. Still though, the Rams will need to fill the position sooner than later as now both playoff team starting outside linebackers are off of the roster.