Sean McVay: Things trending in right direction with Aaron Donald

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Speculation about Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald‘s future with the Rams began just before the Super Bowl with word that he was considering retirement and it sparked again this week.

Donald said on the I Am Athlete podcast that he would be “at peace” with walking away after eight NFL seasons and that he has been saying “since I got into the league that I was going to play eight years and be done.” Those comments came amid a conversation about contract negotiations on a new deal with the Rams that would give Donald reason to put off thoughts about retirement in order to chase another Super Bowl ring.

Donald said he thinks that deal will probably get done and head coach Sean McVay offered some more optimism when he spoke to reporters about those contract talks on Wednesday.

“Things are trending in the right direction,” McVay said, via multiple reporters.

McVay is getting married this weekend and said that he expects Donald to be at the festivities. He also expects Donald to be at the team’s mandatory minicamp next week and attendance at the latter would be a bigger sign of Donald’s plans for the coming season.

5 responses to “Sean McVay: Things trending in right direction with Aaron Donald

  1. He has two years left on his current deal. If he were to “retire”, he would owe the team a pile of money. He really has zero leverage on this.

  2. He would at peace but he wouldn’t mind postponing it for $30 million a season and a guarantee of $100 million. For the Rams sake I hope they are not that stupid.

  3. wallcrasher3 says:
    June 1, 2022 at 4:28 pm
    Donald is another guy who thinks the NFL can’t survive without him.

    I don’t think that’s the case. Donald has carried himself with class from what I’ve seen, especially for a guy that many are calling the best defensive player of all time. I don’t see a lot of ego with him, every star should act the way he does.
    Still, I’m sure he wants to get paid close to fair market value.

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