Quick never made good on his draft capital as the 33rd overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. As the Rams’ second pick in the draft punctuated by the RGIII trade, Quick was expected to satisfy the offense’s need for a reliable big target on third downs and in the red zone at nearly 6’4”. He never made good on that promise.
After five years with the Rams, Quick leaves having averaged 21 catches per seasons for just shy of 300 yards per.
For Washington, they’ve transformed their WR corps following the exit of former Offensive Coordinator and current Rams Head Coach Sean McVay. Both WR Pierre Garcon and WR DeSean Jackson left via free agency, the former to the San Francisco 49ers and the latter to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Quick will join another new signing in WR Terrelle Pryor along with their 2016 NFL Draft first-round pick Josh Doctson (who missed nearly all of last season with injuries) atop their depth chart.
For the Rams, they’ve seen Quick, WR Kenny Britt, TE Lance Kendricks and RB Benny Cunningham all exit. That’s three of their top four receiving targets in terms of yards gone; more than 65% of the team’s receiving yards in 2016 were amassed by players who are no longer on the roster. Obviously the signing of WR Robert Woods helps charge the turnover, but the Rams aren’t likely done addressing the position for 2017.
For today though, the story focuses on Brian Quick signing a deal in Washington and leaving the potential he once offered as the big frame target the Rams have sorely lacked for years behind.