After every week of the NFL season, FanSided.com will bring you one of the most under valued players from the week. Following Week One, there was one player who clearly stood out from the rest without receiving all of the attention he deserved.
Most of the talk surrounded around the offensive stars — Peyton Manning, Anquan Boldin, Colin Kaepernick and LeSean McCoy — but there was one player on the defensive side of the ball that excelled and lifted his team to victory.
The NFL Unheralded Player of the Week after Week One of the regular season is St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn.
Fans of the Rams know who Quinn is because of his raw talent coming out of North Carolina, but the NFL got a wake up call when the Rams took down the Arizona Cardinals in the season-opener. Following the game, there was some discussion that Quinn could become the league’s next great pass rusher … and for good reason.
Last season, Quinn was a very inconsistent player that was giving head coach Jeff Fisher fits, but the patience paid off and now we have a future star on our hands.
Quinn finished the Week One performance with three tackles, three sacks and two forced fumbles.
How is that for a stat line?
Altogether, the Rams have one of the best defensive lines in the NFL and they will continue to prove this week in and week out. Quinn’s next target will be the Atlanta Falcons and quarterback Matt Ryan.