Aaron Donald: I’m locked back in to go get us another ring

Los Angeles Rams defeat the San Francisco 49ers 20-17 during a NFC championship football game at SoFi Stadium.
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Aaron Donald said a week ago he was “at peace” with his career if he didn’t get a new deal. He got a new deal Monday, so he apparently is at peace with returning.

Donald became the first non-quarterback to top $30 million per season, receiving $95 million over three years.

Donald responded to the deal in a video posted by the team.

“What’s up? It’s Aaron Donald,” he said. “I’m locked back in to go get us another ring. Why not? At SoFi Stadium, getting chills thinking about it. Let’s go to work.”

Donald earned his massive raise with three Defensive Player of the Year awards, eight Pro Bowls, seven All-Pros, an All-Decade honor, 98 career sacks and a Super Bowl ring. The defensive lineman just turned 31, so he might have yet another contract waiting for him when this one is done.

8 responses to “Aaron Donald: I’m locked back in to go get us another ring

  1. This just highlights how the NFL has created monsters. This guy was ready to walk away when his salary for the next 3 years was “only” $50+ mil. Let that sink in….he was going to quit rather than play for that paltry sum. Now everyone is patting themselves on the back because they convinced him to take $95 mil. It’s ridiculous and can’t be sustainable.

  2. Oh … so now i’m a gazillionaire … now i can focus.

  3. Capitalism will prevail. The NFL has deep pockets and he wouldn’t be compensated in such a manner if he wasn’t worth it. RUN IT BACK!!!

  4. pkrlvr says:
    June 6, 2022 at 8:40 pm
    This just highlights how the NFL has created monsters. This guy was ready to walk away when his salary for the next 3 years was “only” $50+ mil. Let that sink in….he was going to quit rather than play for that paltry sum. Now everyone is patting themselves on the back because they convinced him to take $95 mil. It’s ridiculous and can’t be sustainable

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    Yeah….kind of reminds me of Aaron Rogers….except at least Donald delivered when it counted

  5. You did nothing during the playoffs during the first Snoopy Bowl run and you made exactly three plays in the latest run. You are Mr September through December. You go on vacation when it counts.

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