Robert Quinn Wins PFWA Defensive Players of the Year


Dec 22, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn (94) sacks Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon (8) during the first half at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

The official AP awards haven’t been announced yet and won’t be until the night before the Super Bowl. Pro Football Writer’s of America on the other hand released their rookie awards yesterday and released their offensive and defensive MVP today.

On that list for the Rams was defensive end Robert Quinn was selected as the 2013 defensive player of the year. It is uncertain if Robert Mathis, JJ Watt, or Quinn will win the actual award, but for now Quinn comes out on top which is a good sign for the award that will be announced next month.

Robert Quinn lead the NFC in sacks with 19.5 and lead the NFL in sack yards with 145. He was also the highest rated 4-3 defensive end by Pro Football Focus. Quinn was a force to be reckoned with all season and was the reason for a couple changes at left tackle of opposing teams such as the Cardinals and Saints.

Here is a highlight reel of Quinn’s remarkable 2013 season:

As for offensive player of the year and league MVP, it was a pretty obvious choice as Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. Manning and a remarkable season as well at age 37, breaking records for most touchdowns passes in a season and most passing yards in a season.