The fact that Isiah Robertson took home NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year honors during the 1971 seasons says a lot about the kind of linebacker he was for the Rams during his NFL career.
From earning six Pro Bowls in eight NFL seasons with the Rams, to recording 18 interceptions as well, it’s easy to make the case about Robertson being one of the top first-round picks of all-time by the organization.
Plenty of players helped the defense of the Rams dominate the way they did during the 1970s. However, it’s difficult to top the kind of impact Robertson made in the eight seasons spent with the team before he was traded to the Buffalo Bills in 1979.
Whatever the reasoning behind the Rams deciding to move on from Robertson, it’s tough to ignore that he still had plenty of great football left in the tank. He went on to start every game for the Bills over the next three seasons.
Robertson may not have been able to earn a championship or Super Bowl with the Rams like some of the other players on this list, but at least his elite level of play provided fans with plenty of great memories.