Aaron Donald has already had one key demand met that will allow him to return to the Los Angeles Rams for another season.
While Aaron Donald could retire this weekend and already be a first-ballot Pro Football Hall of Famer, he has not entirely ruled out possibly returning to the Los Angeles Rams in 2022.
The best player in football for the better part of a decade now has a Super Bowl victory on his incredible resume. Donald would be entering his age-31 season out of Pitt if he agrees to keep on playing for the Rams. He is under contract for the next three years and would not hit NFL free agency until 2025. Though he wants a few players to return, he has his head coach in Sean McVay.
By having McVay back in the fold, the Rams are one step closer towards Donald returning in 2022.
Sean McVay’s return will play a big part in Aaron Donald coming back in 2022
McVay had been rumored towards walking away from the coaching profession to commence a lucrative career in a broadcasting booth. Though he would have surely been electrifying on television, McVay is only in his mid-30s. He would have plenty of time to embark on a successful broadcasting career in a decade or so, but it would serve him to keep coaching for legacy reasons.
As for Donald, he can only add to his living legend by playing. Though he has nothing left to prove at the NFL level, why would he not want to play with his guys and for a head coach he has all the faith in the world in? Even if he is under contract for the next three seasons, it feels like Donald will never wear another jersey in his professional career. Again, that would only add to his NFL legacy.
With one key demand met for Donald, all the pressure is on Les Snead to get key players signed.