The Rams opened up the checkbook for a lot of people NOT named Aaron Donald. Perhaps the most glaring and certainty most offensive was when LA inked receiver Brandin Cooks who has never worn a Rams uniform or played so much as a single down in Los Angeles.
For all you Cooks fanboys, please tell me how that played in Camp Donald?
The point is, the most valued defensive player is still waiting to get a new deal to take him past his rookie deal AND get a deserved pay raise.
What the Rams have done is effectively built a new version of the 2017 team, compensated it, while knowing they own all the options over Donald.
I don’t begrudge any player in Los Angeles who has seen what Havenstein or Gurley has this offseason. But seriously, tell me that the Rams aren’t committed to playing out every scenario to make sure Donald is on the cheaper end of the pay scale, when they are ready to make that so?
I mean, you’d think the being the Defensive Player of the Year was worth a few dollars.
Bottom line is LA wants to have their cake and eat it to, and if that’s at Donald’s expense, then so be it.