Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald is almost universally regarded as the best defensive player in the NFL.
Today, the former Pitt great received a contact that matches his ability and production on the field.
Donald is ending his holdout after signing a record 6-year, $135 million deal, of which $87 million is guaranteed. It is the richest defensive contact in NFL history.
The former 2014 1st round pick out of Pitt was in the final year of a 4-year, $10.1 million deal.
Donald won the NFL Rookie of the Year in 2014 and the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2017. In his first four seasons, Donald has collected 39 sacks, the most of any NFL interior lineman.
Donald is expected to be in uniform and play in the Rams opener on Monday night vs. Oakland.
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) August 31, 2018