Aaron Donald could consider retirement if Rams win Super Bowl

Los Angeles Rams defeat the San Francisco 49ers 20-17 during a NFC championship football game at SoFi Stadium.
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Defensive tackle Aaron Donald could retire if the Rams win Super Bowl LVI.

Rodney Harrison of NBC reported on the pregame show that Donald told him that he will consider retirement it if he gets his first ring.

“He’s big on legacy,” Harrison said. “He doesn’t want to be known as a defender that accomplished so many individual things and never won a Super Bowl. But he also told me this: If he wins a Super Bowl, there’s a strong possibility he could walk away from the game and retire.”

Donald, 30, already is considered one of the greatest defenders in NFL history with a Hall of Fame resume. He is a three-time defensive player of the year, tying for the most ever, and he finished third in voting for the award this year.

He has eight Pro Bowls, seven All-Pros, all-decade honors for the 2010s and 98 career sacks.

21 responses to “Aaron Donald could consider retirement if Rams win Super Bowl

  1. I don’t even know what’s going on with this organization. First McVay, now Donald.

    What’s a Ram fan to do with this? The high of winning the Super Bowl and the gut punch of it being Donald’s last game.

  2. Aaron Donald already has 7 time first team all-pro selections,8 time pro bowler and 3 time defensive player of the year awards.That alone gets Donald in the hall of fame…ring or not.

  3. If he wins .. well he will simply do a Brady the right way n walk off into the sunset… if not try it again next year all shall fear.

  4. Mad respect for Donald as we’ve faced him twice a year and he always gets huge numbers each game. But, I wouldn’t be upset if he hung em’ up after a SB win. Need the Rams to be taken down a notch or two and that’d definitely do it.

  5. First McVay, now Donald.

    Don’t forget Von “I just work here.” Miller. This isn’t a team. It’s just a bunch of guys with their own agendas.

  6. Naw. Ain’t buying it. If the Rams lose? He’ll want another shot. If they win? He’ll want another shot.

  7. He understands that they sold the farm to get to the Super Bowl. It is today or never for the Rams. Big gamble on their part. Paying off so far but after today it’s going to be all downhill. So makes sense to retire.

  8. Wonder what the dead money would be for the Rams if he did retire. But, can’t imagine that he does. This sort of talk is cheap. Money talks!

  9. That dude is absolutely one of the two best defenders in the league and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Why would he retire now? I think he enjoys playing so he’ll be back to the dismay of all the QBs in the league. He is a straight-up beast on the DL.

  10. Good. Sick and tired of hearing how great he is.. he’s good, not great. Reggie White…GREAT…. Jerome Brown… GREAT.

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