If you’ve felt completely out of the loop when it comes to the Los Angeles Rams negotiating with star defensive lineman Aaron Donald’s camp on a contract extension, it’s because you have been.
But not anymore.
Per a report from Eric Geller - a freelance multi media sports journalist - the Rams have made some substantial offers:
Just got confirmation. SOURCES: L.A. @RamsNFL offering @AaronDonald97 4 yr. $21M per making AD highest paid D player in NFL history. AD’s agent “insulted” by offer. He’s looking for north of $25M per for AD which is QB $$. Not going to happen, nor should it. #MobSquad #SignAD99— Eric Geller (@ericsgeller) July 25, 2018
Now, this is just a report and could be incorrect, but it’s nice to finally hear some news on the ongoing negotiations. It makes the situation of Donald skipping the start of training camp for a second-year clearer.
As the tweet notes, the Rams are more than willing to make Donald the highest paid defender in NFL history, though Donald’s camp isn’t satisfied. Not only are they searching for number one defender money, but they actually want quarterback money, per the report.
We could argue forever about whether Donald is worth it or not, but one thing’s for certain, neither side should want a divorce. Donald is arguably the best player in the entire league with the accolades piling in every year: four-time pro bowler, three-time first-team all-pro, NFL Defensive Player of the Year, NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, and so forth.
Let the negotiations continue.