Rams get it right with Todd Gurley, yet all still quiet with Aaron Donald

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 17: Running back Todd Gurley
SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 17: Running back Todd Gurley /

Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley became the latest in LA to get a new deal. Does this mean Aaron Donald may soon be next?

Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley moved to the front of the line on Tuesday when they signed the offensive centerpiece to a four-year contract extension worth up to $60 million. Now, the big question for fans is whether they can expect Aaron Donald to be taken care of soon, too.

I imagine Donald and his camp wonder the same. Let’s not forget that at this time last year, much of the discussion then was as it is now. One year later, the best defensive player on the planet still waits for a deal not just long overdue, but one that has also been earned.

Gurley, who was and will continue to be the straw that stirs the drink that is the Rams’ offense, can now focus on football and not wonder about such things as his defensive teammate does these days.

It’s also a clear sign of his current and future role in Los Angeles.

Meanwhile for Donald, things still look cloudy as words of a new deal have been few, and anticipation seems to be bordering on the forever.

One thing we do know, is the Rams have some long-term offensive weapons locked down for the immediate future. With wide receiver Brandin Cooks signed, and now Gurley, the future of the offense in LA looks to be solid as the move to Inglewood sits on the near horizon.

With today’s news, fans no doubt will still wonder and certainly lament AD. Clearly, the brightest star in the Rams constellation of stars, remains on the outside looking in. Worse is the fact that there has been zero indication that a new deal is imminent.

Hey, haven’t we been here before, like a year ago?

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It seems almost inconceivable that as this offseason has rolled on, that Cooks and Gurley would see new deals come there way, and that Donald would still be waiting.

Yet as this saga rolls on, it doesn’t seem likely things will change anytime soon.