Aaron Donald tries his first Super Bowl, but if he wins, it could also be his last.
During NBC’s Super Bowl pregame show, Rodney Harrison revealed Donald told him he could retire if the Rams beat the Bengals.
“If he wins a Super Bowl, there’s a good chance he’ll quit the game and retire,” he said.
Donald, who turns 31 in May, is one of the most accomplished players in the NFL today. However, Harrison also made it clear how important it is for Donald to add a Super Bowl win to all of those accomplishments.
“He’s got a big legacy, and he doesn’t want to be known as a defender who accomplished so many individual things but never won a Super Bowl.”
Donald has won a plethora of individual awards, including eight-time Pro Bowler, seven-time All-Pro, three-time Defensive Player of the Year and the 2014 Defensive Rookie of the Year.
He was also named to the 2020 NFL All-Decade Team of the 2010s.
Yet Donald never won the biggest game of the year, missing his only chance against New England in the 2018 season.
Donald isn’t the only Ram whose future is in question, as HC Sean McVay is also said to have considered retiring with a win.
A win in Los Angeles could mean Donald has the chance to end his career on his own terms, accomplishing everything he wanted from this career.
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