The Los Angeles Rams and defensive tackle Aaron Donald have agreed to a six-year deal, the team announced.
The deal is worth $135 million, including $87 million guaranteed, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
It’s the richest defensive deal in NFL history and could keep Donald with the Rams for the next seven years, through the 2024 season.
It’s about time, Aaron Donald has been holding out for a deal worth his incredible talent level and it finally seems to have come to fruition. This hold-out is a perfect example of why all top-tier players should always hold-out for what they deserve, especially in the NFL.
The bend or break point of contention will ultimately lean towards the player (if the player is a top 5 at his position) when a team finally and inevitably realizes that they can’t replace his productivity, leadership and fan morale effects. The backlash is too large for losing a player like Aaron Donald due to non-payment, that kind of management will quickly turn your team into the Cleveland Browns….and nobody wants that.
Do you hear me Oakland!?!? Pay Khalil Mack his money or someone else will!