No, Aaron Donald is not retiring if the LA Rams win SB LVI

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If you have been listening to pre-game coverages for Super Bowl LVI, you have to wonder what the hell is going on right now, right? Apparently, the note cards giving television personalities were dropped, and the quips about the LA Rams Eric Weddle retiring after the game, and the decision that Andrew Whitworth and the Rams will make about his imminent retirement have been shuffled a bit.

Somehow, the word ‘retirement’ is now the theme tossed around like coins whenever anyone is talking about the Rams. There was the ‘what if?’ scenario tossed around about head coach Sean McVay retiring if the LA Rams win SB LVI.  That storyline was so creative that the narrative even went on to collaborate previous statements about joining an NFL broadcast booth someday. Our thoughts? No. Sean McVay to a broadcast booth ain’t gonna happen.

So here we go again. This time, the topic is about Rams DT Aaron Donald, and his thoughts about winning SB LVI:

What are the immediate reactions? Well, The Athletic’s Rich Hammond is always good for one foot on the ground:

What more likely transpired is that someone asked Aaron Donald if he needed to accomplish anything else in his NFL career if he wins Super Bowl LVI. And today, standing on the doorstep of competing in that game, he likely responded with something to the effect of winning this Super Bowl would fill his legacy, and he could retire from the game knowing that he had accomplished everything that he had set out to do.

Speculation? You bet. But it makes a great deal more sense than claiming that he is pondering retirement if the LA Rams win SB LVI. What do you think?

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