It's Robert Quinn's third year. He's no longer flashing on the field, he's downright dominating it. Quinn is the best player on the Rams defense and it shows. He could possibly be the best 4-3 defensive end in the league. Not only does Quinn have 12 sacks, but he also has 5 forced fumbles.
STL DE Robert Quinn has 12 sacks (2nd in NFL) and 5 forced fumbles (1st in NFL). Elite suddenness.— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) November 11, 2013
The league decided to honor former Rams great Deacon Jones after he passed away during the off-season. They created the Deacon Jones Award, which will be given annually to the sack leader at the end of the season.
Quinn is currently 2nd in the race for the award. Robert Mathis is 1st with 13.5 sacks. He earned two of those on Sunday against the the Rams.
Quinn has a chance to win the award. It'll be great for the Rams since this year is the first year a player will be honored. The Rams are, without question, the most fitting team for the award (amirite?). The chase for the award is one of the reasons to continue watching the Rams this season; Enjoy the evolution of a great defensive player right in front of your eyes.