The Los Angeles Rams and former New York Jets defensive end Quinton Coples agree to a 2-year deal. The contract is worth $6.5 million, but can shoot up to $9.75 million with incentives, according to NFL Network reporter Rand Getlin.
Coples will join the Rams’ defensive line rotation that has a reputation in punishing offenses. While it is doubtful he will start, he can make a solid contributor off the bench. His size makes him especially intriguing on special teams.
The Jets drafted Coples 16th overall during the 2012 NFL Draft. He never really lived up to his draft status despite being thought of as a potential steal.
Coples didn’t exactly fit the defensive scheme in New York. He suffered from it and it has shown since he hasn’t registered a sack since 2014. Coples has earned 75 tackles, 16.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in his 4-year career. The hope is that Coples can bounce back with a change of scenery and a new role.