During the 2013 National Football League season, Quinn racked up 19 sacks, his career high until this point.
One week after trading for cornerback Marcus Peters, the Los Angeles Rams have pulled off another surprise trade. Assuming that Quinn's existing deal wasn't modified for the trade, the Dolphins will have Quinn under contract for the next two years at a total of roughly $22 million.
Quinn instantly became a fixture for the Rams after being drafted 14th overall out of North Carolina in 2011.
Last year, Quinn played 15 games and racked up 8.5 sacks.
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This is a bit of a surprising decision given that there had been no previous chatter of the Rams looking to gauge interest in the trade market for the 27-year-old. If things don't work out for Quinn in Miami, the Dolphins could cut him after the 2018 season without taking on any dead money to their salary cap.
With the Dolphins, Quinn will return to a 4-3 system and thus transition back to his roots as a defensive end. In Miami, Quinn will form a formidable pass rush duo alongside Cameron Wake. Wake is coming off a 10.5 sack season for the Dolphins, but he turned 36 last January.
The Dolphins do not have salary cap space at this time, so other moves will need to be made.
With Peters' cap hit this season just around $1.7 million, and Talib's at $12 million, they would likely be getting both Peters and Talib at a cheaper rate than Trumaine Johnson is going to be making this year alone.