LA Rams: 15 greatest linebackers of All Time
Defensive end/outside linebacker Robert Quinn was one of the players who welcomed rookie Aaron Donald to the team. Quinn, drafted in 2011 to play for the St Louis Rams, made the trek west to remain with the team through the 2017 NFL season. While you could argue that Quinn migrated between defensive lineman and outside linebacker, we’ll consider him as a linebacker in this feature because the two roles are so very similar.
Quinn played for the Rams during the migration to Los Angeles from Saint Louis, and as such was counted on to serve as the glue to the defense before, during, and after that long trek. As such, Quinn played for the Rams for seven seasons and in 95 games on the team’s defense.
Of those games, Quinn managed 76 starts, 218 tackles, 62.5 quarterback sacks, 17 pass deflections, 21 forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, 68 tackles for a loss, 68 tackles for a loss, and he even ran a fumble recovery in for a touchdown. He is a two-time Pro Bowler for the Rams, and he was an All-Pro in 2013, a season in which he racked up 19.0 quarterback sacks.
After his term with the Rams, he has played for three different NFL teams: The Miami Dolphins, the Dallas Cowboys, and the Chicago Bears. His greatest non-Rams performance has occurred with the Bears, but recent NFL rumors indicate that Robert Quinn is no longer patient enough to endure another Bears rebuild, and is demanded to be traded to a contender.
If the LA Rams do manage to re-add Quinn to the team, his presence on this list will almost certainly improve. As it stands now, he was the defensive monster who made way for Aaron Donald to take over.