If not for a monumental injury to Sam Bradford earlier in the season, the St. Louis Rams would undoubtedly be vying for the last wild card spot in the NFC. However, the Rams missed out on the postseason for the ninth straight season as Jeff Fisher‘s seat is getting rather warm. Luckily, St. Louis has taken some great strides in 2013 as the Rams have exactly what it takes to make a deep playoff run in 2014 and beyond.
In fact, 2013 marked the first time since 2006 that multiple Rams players were selected to the Pro Bowl — superstar defensive end Robert Quinn and game-changing punter Johnny Hekker both have tickets to Hawaii to this winter. Moreover, Quinn has one more game to prove to the NFL that he deserves to be named the 2013 Defensive Player of the Year.
Even if Quinn isn’t able to take home the DPOY Award, the Rams’ defensive end should still be proud of such a magnificent season. Without such a potent pass rush, St. Louis just wouldn’t be the team it is today. With so much youth on both sides of the ball, it’s just a matter of time before the Rams are routinely talked about as one of the NFC’s powerhouse squads.