The saga continues.
The Los Angeles Rams have yet to kick out the inevitable cash that will touch 2017 NFL DPOY DT Aaron Donald's bank account. Whether it's the Rams, or another team, putting the zeros in the account, it will definitely happen.
Players from all over have said the Rams should pay the man. And now, 2018 free agent signee DT Ndamukong Suh says Donald deserves more than he got when he inked a six year $114 million deal, with $60 million guaranteed (most ever for a defender at the time).
A recent report surfaced that Donald has turned down a four year $84 million deal. No report on what the guarantees were in this deal. However, I would caution to take this report with a grain of salt, because it's obvious Donald will get well over a $100 million deal, and this is closer to the money he will likely be guaranteed than the overall value. There has yet to be a confirmed report from a viable source that this deal is in fact what was offered.
Either way, we do know whatever has been offered it has not been quite good enough. I am of the mindset that Donald is looking for something in the neighborhood of four years $120 million ($25 million annual average) and $75 million guaranteed. I still believe he would settle for five years $123 million $70 million guranteed.
Remember folks it's all about guarantees as annual average is not what a player is actually paid. One can't help but wonder if that deadline GM Les Snead mentioned at the combine has already passed.
The saga continues so stay tuned...