Aaron Donald, Rams need to make sure Tom Brady receives multiple sacks in Super Bowl
Aaron Donald and the Los Angeles Rams need to do whatever it takes to record a few sacks on Tom Brady during Super Bowl 53.
Back in 2014, the Los Angeles Rams, who were still in St. Louis at the time, felt confident enough that Aaron Donald would one day develop into the kind of defensive player they would need to be one of the top contenders in the NFC, which appears exactly be the case.
However, the argument can be made that not even the Rams expected Donald to emerge the way he has over the last five seasons as arguably the most dangerous defensive player in the NFL, and the numbers will back it up.
From making the Pro Bowl in each of his five playing seasons along with setting a career high in 2018 with 20.5 sacks to show he was worth every penny of that hefty contract, there are a lot of factors to back up that Donald is one of the NFL’s best.
Even more exciting, Donald has helped put the Rams in position being one win away from winning a Super Bowl title, as they will square off against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on Sunday.
As confident as Los Angeles feels at the moment in their ability to take down New England, there’s a reason why Bill Belichick’s team finds themselves in yet another Super Bowl since this will mark their third appearance in a row.
Watching Brady continue to play at a high level at his age (41) has truly been amazing, but also credit goes to his offensive line as well after looking at the great job the unit has done making sure the future Hall of Famer receives the necessary protection under center.
The fact that Brady has yet to be sacked this postseason after taking down the Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs on their way to the Super Bowl shows how great of a job New England has done, although the Rams may be their toughest challenge to date.
With all due respect to the Chargers and Chiefs, their defenses don’t have Donald, as the Rams superstar will be motivated more than ever to make sure he helps the defense put an end to Brady’s impressive streak of avoiding sacks.
Assuming this happens, whether the sacks come from Donald or someone else, this will put Los Angeles in much better position to earn a win over New England, and become Super Bowl 53 champions. And who knows, maybe if Donald does have his way in getting to Brady, a MVP award could be in the works as well, although the Rams actually winning is what matters the most.