Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald has been holding out of training camp and preseason because of contract negotiation issues. Those negotiation issues can be put to the side as he and the Rams agreed to a six-year contract extension worth $135 million. Approximately $87 million is guaranteed, according to a source that told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Donald was the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year last season. He is now the highest paid defensive player in the NFL. Aaron Donald has been an all-pro three times in his career and he has been to the Pro Bowl four times. Donald was also Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2014.
He had 32 tackles, 11 sacks, five forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and two pass deflections, in 14 games last season with the Los Angeles Rams.
With Donald signing this contract, it means that the Rams are ready to win now. They already signed running back Todd Gurley to a contract extension this offseason.
Aaron Donald had one more year left on his contract and he will now be a free agent after the 2024 season. Donald is just 27 years old.