- La Canfora can’t see a deal getting done for any less than $15 million in annual salary.
This news comes just a few days after J.J. Watt secured a massive six-year, $100 million extension that includes $51.8 million guaranteed. Quinn even responded to news of Watt’s deal online, so you can bet that he has his eyes set on similar type of contract.
Quinn told Albert Breer last week that he doesn’t want his contract situation to be a distraction for the team.
“Those guys are well deserving. You could say Patrick Peterson, three-time Pro Bowler in three years, so he’s definitely well deserving, and Tyron too,” Quinn said. “I don’t want to let that be a distraction because then I’ll start being selfish and focusing on myself and I don’t want to bring the team down.. so I kinda just stay in my lane and when the opportunity approaches, I’ll take advantage of it.”
St. Louis picked up Quinn’s fifth-year option that will run them $6.9 million for the 2015 season. This salary is non-guaranteed, and wouldn’t prevent them from working on a long-term deal that would reduce that figure and keep him under team control in the coming years.
Quinn, 24, 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.