Aaron Donald has said he’s ready to retire if he doesn’t get a new contract from the Los Angeles Rams. The team signed on Monday with a reworked deal that will give the three-time AP Defensive Player of the Year a massive raise to keep playing.
Donald, 31, will receive $65 million fully guaranteed for the next two seasons and has the option to retire in 2024 or return for an additional $30 million guaranteed, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The $95 million owed Donald over the next three seasons puts him ahead of Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill for the NFL’s highest-paid non-quarterback title.
Although the Rams did not release financial details of the deal, the team confirmed the news Monday that Donald would return for the 2022 season.