The official reason for putting Quinn on IR is a concussion that has kept him out the past two games but 2016 in general has been an injury-plagued, disappointing season for the star pass rusher.
Quinn also underwent back surgery during the offseason and was briefly hospitalized with a mystery illness last month. Although he is still only 26 years old an signed to a mega-contract through 2019, Quinn has been a disappointment the past two seasons with only nine sacks in 17 games played.
Cunningham, normally the Rams’ third-down back and kick returner, went down with a neck injury in Week 13. He has had only 21 carries and 37 touches for the worst offense in the NFL in 2016 and will be a free agent at the end of the season. As with virtually every other area of the team outside their defensive front four, the Rams will need to upgrade the talent level of their running backs corps this offseason.
It’s been a season of disaster with the Rams already with Jeff Fisher getting fired already this week and the team’s move to Los Angeles not going as smoothly as planned.
It sounds more and more like with a new coaching staff there’s going to be a complete overhaul of the team as well as the roster. We shall see if it puts this team in a position to compete in 2017.