Aaron Donald shares what he told Rams Sean McVay before announcing retirement

Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald retired a week ago on Friday, March 22nd which both shocked the NFL world and didn’t surprise anyone. There had been retirement rumors surrounding Donald for years including the retirement letter he wrote back in 2022. He finally decided to enact on those after the 2023 season.

In an interview released on the Rams team website, Donald shared what he told Rams head coach Sean McVay and his response on his way off the field after a 17-16 loss to the Detroit Lions.

“That’s it?” said McVay?

“That’s it,” said Donald.

That was their conversation as Donald was happy with his decision. He did an interview with his wife Erica in his home.

“The best way to say it is I’m full, I’m complete,” said Donald. I’m satisfied with what I was able to do in 10 years. I think it’s time for me at 32 years old to retire from football and jump into the next step of my career, my life. Now it’s time to move on.”

Donald leaves the NFL after a 10-year career that saw him dominate the game from the defensive line. He finished his career with 110 sacks, including an astounding 20.5 sacks in 2018 which saw the Rams make the Super Bowl. He will be difficult to replace, but you can’t replace the level of completeness that Donald feels.


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