TUESDAY, 10:22am: Quinn’s signing bonus on his new deal is a modest – and palindromic – $4,776,774, according to Joel Corry of the National Football Post (via Twitter).
SATURDAY, 7:54pm: Quinn receives $15MM at signing, reports Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, who specifies that $56.8MM of the extension is new money.
12:34pm: The Rams have agreed to a four-year extension with defensive end Robert Quinn, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter (via Twitter). The deal is worth $66.575MM, with the player receiving $41.2MM in guaranteed money through 2019. As Ian Rapoport of NFL.com notes (via Twitter), Quinn is now the highest-paid player in franchise history.
We heard yesterday that the two sides were progressing towards a deal, and it seems like the Rams have secured one of the league’s top pass-rushers for the foreseeable future. The first-team All-Pro was dominant in 2013, finishing the season with 57 tackles, 19 sacks and seven forced fumbles. ProFootballFocus’ advanced metrics (subscription required) ranked Quinn as the top 4-3 defensive end in the league, and his 74.6 rating was nearly fifty points higher than that of number-two on the list, Greg Hardy. The website also ranked the 24-year-old as the top rushing defensive end.
As Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com notes (via Twitter), the $66MM includes all six years that Quinn is signed. Therefore, the new money is worth about $57MM, or $14.2MM per season. This would only trail defensive ends J.J. Watt, Mario Williams, Charles Johnson and Hardy in regards to average annual value (hat tip to Overthecap.com).