Oct 28, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn (94) celebrates after sacking Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (not pictured) during the first quarter at Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Robert Quinn thinks he should be NFL Defensive Player of the Year


St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn is one of the top candidates to win NFL Defensive Player of the Year honors. Quinn finished the season with 19 sacks, seven forced fumbles and 57 tackles and now he is opening up about the success he had throughout the season.

Quinn was asked if he thought that he should win the defensive honors at the beginning of February and he opened up as he began pitching his credentials.

“I definitely think I do,” Quinn said, via NFL.com. “Should I start making my case?”

Sure, hit us with your best shot, Robert.

“I’ll start with the opening game against the Cardinals,” he began. “I had a sack, forced fumble, huge turnover for the team. Basically it (set up) the game-tying or game-winning field. That was one win.”

“Then there was Chicago, where I got the sack, strip, forced fumble and a touchdown to seal a game. That’s two.”

“When we were in Indianapolis, I think it was the first pass play, strip, sack, forced fumble. Chris Long returned it for a touchdown. That’s two touchdowns.”

“When we were playing New Orleans, there was a huge one, strip, sack, forced fumble. Big momentum. That’s four.”

Alright, point made. And a damn good one at that.

It will be interesting to see whether or not Quinn emerges as the winner of the award over the likes of Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Keuchly, Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker Robert Mathis, Seahawks safety Earl Thomas and more, but there would be no uproar if he were to win.

There is no doubt that Quinn is very deserving.

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