The Rams won’t be going to the playoffs this season, but one member of the team may be in line for postseason honors all the same.
Defensive end Robert Quinn had three more sacks on Sunday, giving him a league-high 18 on the season. It’s also a Rams single-season record, albeit one that might still be out of reach if Deacon Jones played in an era where sacks were an official statistic. That didn’t stop coach Jeff Fisher from calling Quinn’s efforts this season “very impressive” nor did it stop his teammates from hoisting him to their shoulders after the game.
“In our book, we just don’t carry anybody off the field,” defensive end Chris Long said, via the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “We just don’t carry any jackwagon off the field. This guy’s something else.”
Quinn’s going to be one of the leading contenders for the Defensive Player of the Year award once the season comes to an end. If he can get a couple more sacks in the season finale, he’d have one of the top-10 sack totals for a single season and that might be enough to push the honor his way.