Rams’ Aaron Donald Says He Wants To ‘Live In Moment’ When Asked About Retirement

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Aaron Donald talked about the Los Angeles Rams’ Super Bowl win being “amazing” and that he “dreamed this” would happen.

But what the standout defensive tackle didn’t say was if he intends to return for another season.

“I’m in a moment, I’m just enjoying it right now with these guys,” Donald told NBC’s Michele Tafoya following the Rams’ 23-20 win. “I’m just going to be in the moment, man.”

Donald, 30, finished with four tackles and two sacks, not to mention a massive stop when the Bengals ran the ball on third-and-1 and time running out.

Then on the Bengals’ final play, Donald secured the win by forcing quarterback Joe Burrow to try to throw his way out of a sack. Incomplete. Game, season, Super Bowl victory.

For the record, LA’s seven overall sacks are tied for the most in the game’s history.

There have been plenty of hints of Donald retiring, some dropped by Donald himself. But Sunday night was not the night to make such an announcement.

“It’s the best feeling in the world,” he told Tafoya. “God is great, God is great. I don’t know what to say. It’s a blessing.”

With the game being held in the Rams’ stadium, some of the loudest cheers clearly took place when Donald was interviewed by Tafoya. They are just hoping it won’t be the final timne they cheer for him as a Ram.

Right now, though, we still don’t know.

“Everybody played down to earth,” Donald told ESPN. “We have a brotherhood. … I dreamed this for so long.”

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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  1. Donald played like the best player in the NFL in the biggest game AND in the biggest moments. That’s special, because not even all superstars can do that. The last two plays of the game sum up Aaron Donald. He single handedly stopped the Bengals’ those last two plays, one on a run, one on a pass. The run was more impressive because of the immense strength he showed pulling back a really big back in Perine with a lineman on him at the same time. It was jaw dropping. You could tell he was determined to win the game. I wanted Cincy to win but man he was incredible. Best defensive lineman I’ve seen apart from Reggie White.

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