The Rams were obviously expected to make this move before Saturday’s deadline, so this shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.
Quinn’s option will run the Rams $6.9 million for the 2015 season, but the salary is non-guaranteed, so they could always work on a long-term deal that would reduce that figure and keep him under team control in the coming years.
Quinn, still only 23, is coming off of an extremely impressive season in which he totaled 57 tackles, 19 sacks, seven forced fumbles, two recoveries and a defensive touchdown.
Pro Football Focus rated him as the No. 1 defensive end in a 3-4 system by a huge margin.