Lower than per week after kicking up the rumor hornet’s nest by altering his Twitter bio to “former” NFL defensive lineman, Aaron Donald is seeking to quell hypothesis about his future with the Rams.
Gamers being cryptic on social media is nothing new. In actual fact, a bio change is likely one of the extra definitive strikes a participant has made. However it’s totally potential Donald had a change of coronary heart shortly after making the change.
Fueling the hearth is that Donald reportedly practically retired final yr, going so far as submitting his retirement paperwork to the crew.
Donald’s affirmation he plans on enjoying got here to Chris Lengthy, who stated on a podcast with Peter Schrager he does not imagine Donald will retire. Donald responded: “Inform em C Lo yeah I’m playn by no means stated I wasn’t.”
Inform em C Lo yeah I’m playn by no means stated I wasn’t 🤦️🤷️
— AD_99 (@AaronDonald97) January 18, 2023
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For individuals who need to proceed to divine tea leaves, Donald did not say he’ll be enjoying for the Rams — who completed 5-12 the yr after profitable the Tremendous Bowl. Donald himself performed in simply 11 video games, his first season since 2017 by which he did not play a minimum of 16 video games.
Donald, who can be 32 in Might, is now eight seasons into his NFL profession and has recorded 103 sacks. His 5 sacks final season was the bottom whole in his profession.
The league’s eminent DT additionally restructured his contract final yr to make $95 million assured by means of the 2023 and 2024 seasons, so the motivation is there — though that might make him troublesome to commerce.
If Donald is contemplating hanging up his cleats, it appears unlikely a solution will include the playoffs raging on. He nonetheless has loads of time to speak himself into — or out of — returning to the sector subsequent season.