He is an American football player who currently serve as defensive tackle for the NFL team Los Angeles Rams.
8 Pro Bowl Selections
98 career sacks
3 defensive player of the year awards
Super Bowl Ring
Rumors that Aaron Donald is open to retiring this year have been rampant since the morning of the Super Bowl.
While appearing on Brandon Marshall’s I Am Athlete podcast, Donald said four times he is “at peace” with his career.
Donald is not participating in the team’s voluntary organized team activities as he seeks a new contract, having outplayed the six-year, $125 million deal he signed in 2018.
"It ain't about the money, but it's a business at the end of the day. But again, it's still a business. We've got to handle the business side of things, and if that wasn't to get handled then, you know, it is what it is type of situation. I'll be fine regardless." -Aaron Donald in I Am Athlete podcast
Donald feels like the contract situation is probably going to be resolved, which is a sign that he’ll likely be back on the field in 2022. But as of now, it seems like there’s no chance he’s going to continue playing on his current deal, which will pay him $14.25 million this coming season.
It sounds as if Donald will consider retiring if he doesn’t get a new deal, and the Rams surely will do what they have to do to convince him to keep playing.