Aaron Donald signing new contract with Rams, All-Pro DT becoming highest-paid non-QB in NFL history

Aaron Donald is not just set to pass up prospective retirement to assist the Rams in their effort to repeat as Super Bowl champs however he’ll now be paid handsomely to do so. The All-Pro protective take on has actually consented to remodel the staying 3 years on his agreement with the Los Angeles Rams, and in doing so, has now end up being the highest-paid non-QB in NFL history.

Specifically, Donald is set to get a $40 million raise by the Rams and will see $95 million in totality on his agreement that goes through the 2024 season. Over the next 2 seasons, Donald will be ensured $65 million. As the agreement is structured, Donald will then have the capability to either retire or return in 2024 for an extra $30 million ensured. The offer likewise consists of a no-trade provision, per ESPN.

“I’m locked back in to go get us another ring. Why not?” Donald stated in a video the group published after revealing the offer. “At SoFi Stadium, getting chills thinking about it. Let’s go to work.”

This agreement restructure has actually remained in the works basically given that the clock struck absolutely no in Los Angeles’ success over the Bengals in Super Bowl LVI. Over the course of these settlements reports had actually even dripped out that Donald would be content with retiring if he was not offered a raise that much better shows the present market and where he stands are probably the very best protective gamer in the whole NFL. There was likewise concerns concerning Donald’s presence at the Rams’ necessary minicamp. However, his existence is no longer in doubt as he has supposedly taken a physical and signed his brand-new offer, guaranteeing he’ll be back for L.A.’s title defense.

“It’s not great news, it’s phenomenal, outstanding, any nice adjective that you can place around it,” head coach Sean McVay stated of Donald’s offer on SiriusXM. “But it is, it’s a big deal and he’s earned it. And he truly is one of one in my opinion. Means so much to me, to our organization. I think the respect that he’s garnered around this league from guys that have done it at such a high level, what he’s accomplished through his eight years is unparalleled. 

“And so [we] wished to have the ability to discover an option to, you understand, getting him looked after. Having him continue to blaze a trail for our group, for our defense. And, you understand, we sensed it was trending in the ideal instructions when he was at our wedding event on Saturday night. So, a great deal of good ideas have actually occurred the last couple days for me.”

Donald is no complete stranger to resetting the marketplace on the protective side of the ball. Back in August 2018, the now 31-year-old signed a six-year, $135 million extension that consisted of $87 million ensured. At the time, that made Donald the highest-paid protective gamer in NFL history, however he had actually given that been leapfrogged prior this newest offer. 

The Pitt item has actually invested his whole profession with the Rams after they picked him with the No. 13 general choice in the 2014 NFL Draft. Upon arrival, Donald has actually developed himself as one of the best protective gamers of perpetuity and a no-doubt Hall of Famer. In his profession, Donald has actually been called Defensive Player of the Year 3 times, is a seven-time All-Pro and has actually been called to the Pro Bowl in all 8 seasons of his profession. 

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