This post contains affiliate links. “As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.”
The defending Super Bowl champions have no doubt secured the services of the NFL’s best defender. Aaron Donald got pay raise from Los Angeles Rams.
His NFL resume is scary. And now it’s apparently his salary, too. And so much for that retirement talk.
Via Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Aaron Donald, three times NFL Defensive Player of the Year, has just had his contract reworked. And the results were quite beneficial for the eight-year-old pro.
It has been the start of a career for the former University of Pittsburgh star. And it’s almost hard to believe now that he was the Rams’ second first-round draft pick in 2014 (can you remember the Auburn tackle Greg Robinson at No. 2?).
The 13th overall pick that year has missed just two games in eight NFL campaigns. He has collected an impressive 98 sacks in 127 excursions in the regular season. Add 23 forced fumbles and six fumble exemptions. Anders has record-breaking double-digit sacks in six seasons and no fewer than eight QB traps in any year.
The 6’1 “, 280-pound inner presence has been named to the Pro Bowl in each of his eight seasons in the league. He has been awarded All-Pro honors each of the last seven years. And he was the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2017. , 2018 and 2020. And talk about impressive? He has been in the top 5 in voting for the honor seven years in a row.
Donald was part of the Rams’ Super Bowl LIII team that lost to the Patriots. And of course, he was a major contributor to the club’s 2021 NFL title race. He finished with 3.5 sacks in four postseason games, two of those QB traps at the expense of Cincinnati’s Joe Burrow in Super Bowl LVI.
The Los Angeles Rams are trying to become the first team since the New England Patriots in 2003 and ’04 to repeat themselves as Super Bowl champions. They begin their quest on Thursday night, September 8, where they host the Buffalo Bills in prime time. Will Anders spend as much time chasing Josh Allen as he did Joe Burrow in February?