Connect with us

Sportswire

Report reveals how close Aaron Donald came to retirement

Aaron Donald spent a good portion of the offseason talking about possibly retiring, but few were aware just how close the Los Angeles Rams’ star defensive lineman came to walking away from the sport. Donald went as far as to send a letter to the Rams notifying the team of his retirement and instructing the…

The post Report reveals how close Aaron Donald came to retirement appeared first on Larry Brown Sports.

Aaron Donald in pads

Sep 19, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Los Angeles Rams defensive end Aaron Donald (99) on the sideline in the first half against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Aaron Donald spent a good portion of the offseason talking about possibly retiring, but few were aware just how close the Los Angeles Rams’ star defensive lineman came to walking away from the sport.

Donald went as far as to send a letter to the Rams notifying the team of his retirement and instructing the organization to pass it along to the NFL, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The Rams did not send the letter, but instead engaged in last-ditch contract talks with Donald’s agent Todd France that ultimately led to a new deal.

Donald and the Rams were at a standstill in contract talks in May, when Donald sent the letter. Rapoport notes that it is not clear if Donald’s letter was serious or merely a negotiating tactic, but regardless, it played a role in bringing the two sides to an agreement.

As late as the end of May, Donald was essentially saying he would retire if his contractual demands were not met. While it seems simple in retrospect, he was evidently telling the truth at the time.

Ultimately, Donald received a monster raise to come back, and is signed through 2024. Fans should appreciate him even more given how close he apparently was to not coming back at all.

The post Report reveals how close Aaron Donald came to retirement appeared first on Larry Brown Sports.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Recent

MLB2 years ago

The Greatest Sports Call in Broadcasting History

Kirk Gibson’s 1988 World Series home run was a baseball play that occurred in Game 1 of the 1988 World...

NFL2 years ago

Rob Gronkowski “Just Joking” About Having Bucs’ Playbook

Rob Gronkowski posted a note on social media Wednesday to make clear that he was just joking when talking about...

MLB2 years ago

MLB Proposes 3-Division 2020 Play Based on Geography

MLB is one of the games genuinely faithful to its legacy, however even they are thinking about radical changes because...

NHL2 years ago

NHL Eyes December to Start 2020-21 Season

The 2019-20 NHL season has been suspended for about a month and a half now as the world fights the...

NHL2 years ago

5 Greatest Hockey Players of All-Time

This list hasn’t changed in 20 years. I can’t envision the rundown changing at any point in the near future....

NFL2 years ago

NFL Draft Made These 3 Teams Playoff Contenders

The 2020 NFL Draft spoke to an open door for NFL groups to drastically improve their lists with the expectations...

NCAAF2 years ago

Trevor Lawrence Heavy Favorite to be #1 Pick 2021 Draft

The 2020 NFL Draft is in the books and the football world is as of now amped up for the...

MLB2 years ago

Fan Made Epic Fenway Park Map in Fortnite

The COVID-19 pandemic has forestalled avid supporters from getting a charge out of baseball for about two months. While baseball...

NBA2 years ago

Vegas: Dennis Rodman Potential Successor to Kim Jong-Un

There’s a great deal of disarray encompassing the soundness of Kim Jong-un, the 36-year-old Supreme Leader of Democratic People’s Republic...

NBA2 years ago

Blake Griffin Calls Out TMZ Coverage

Detroit Pistons star Blake Griffin was as of late an objective of TMZ, which posted a strange article about him...