NFL Offseason – We don’t generally put up extra points for contract extensions, but Aaron Donald is the exception to a lot of rules. The Los Angeles Rams have re-worked the contract of the NFL’s best defender, officially making him the NFL’s highest-paid non-quarterback.
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that the new contract will grant Donald a $40 million raise over the next three seasons. He will be guaranteed $65 million over the next two years, with an option in 2024 to either retire or return for a guaranteed $30 million.
An eight-time Pro Bowler, seven-time All-Pro, and three-time Defensive Player of the Year, Donald has 98.0 career sacks and 150 tackles for loss, both the most in the league since was drafted 13th overall in 2014.
UPDATE: If you’re not familiar with Donald’s work, here’s a brief primer:
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