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Aaron Donald gets big Rams raise after Super Bowl: report

Aaron Donald gets big Rams raise after Super Bowl: report

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The Los Angeles Rams reportedly made Aaron Donald the league’s highest-paid defensive player following the team’s February Super Bowl victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Donald, a fearsome defensive tackle and seven-time first-team All-Pro, agreed to a reworked contract on Monday that will keep him in a Rams uniform through the 2024 season.

Aaron Donald #99 of the Los Angeles Rams pushes Joe Burrow #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals out of bounds in the third quarter during Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium on February 13, 2022 in Inglewood, California.

Aaron Donald #99 of the Los Angeles Rams pushes Joe Burrow #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals out of bounds in the third quarter during Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium on February 13, 2022 in Inglewood, California.
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According to the NFL Network, Donald gets a $40 million raise. He is expected to receive $65 million guaranteed over the next two seasons and $95 million through 2024.

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Los Angeles announced the extension but did not disclose terms of the agreement.

“What’s up, it’s Aaron Donald. I’m locked in,” the defensive star said. “Let’s go get another ring. Why not? At SoFi Stadium, I get chills just thinking about it. Let’s go to work.”

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Donald was one of the best defensive players to take the football field in recent memory.

Los Angeles Rams defensive end Aaron Donald #99 warms up against the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field on October 07, 2021 in Seattle, Washington.

Los Angeles Rams defensive end Aaron Donald #99 warms up against the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field on October 07, 2021 in Seattle, Washington.
(Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

Since joining the Rams in 2014, Donald has played at least 16 games in seven of the eight years he has played. He’s won Defensive Player of the Year three times and was named Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2014. He’s been a Pro Bowl nominee in each of his eight professional seasons.

He had 84 tackles and 12.5 sacks in 2021.

Aaron Donald of the Los Angeles Rams holds the George Halas Trophy after the NFC Championship NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday January 30, 2022 in Inglewood, California.  The Rams won 20-17 to qualify for the Super Bowl.

Aaron Donald of the Los Angeles Rams holds the George Halas Trophy after the NFC Championship NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday January 30, 2022 in Inglewood, California. The Rams won 20-17 to qualify for the Super Bowl.
(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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He was considering retiring from the NFL after winning the Super Bowl a few months ago. But now it looks like he’s locked and loaded for another potential championship run.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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