NFL fans and media react to Aaron Donald’s stunning retirement announcement

All good things must come to an end.

Feb 13, 2022; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Rams defensive end Aaron Donald (99)
Feb 13, 2022; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Rams defensive end Aaron Donald (99) / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Well, that was a shocking way to end the work week, right? Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald has announced his retirement and now the Rams will have to figure out how to replace a legend on their defense.

How are fellow Rams players and everyone around the league handling Donald's stunning retirement news?

Reactions to Rams legend Aaron Donald announcing his retirement

Of course, a popular moment to bring up from Donald's career is the biggest moment of his career. In Super Bowl LVI with the title on the line, Donald blew up the Bengals' offensive line to sack Joe Burrow and ensure that the Rams would be Super Bowl champions for the first time in two decades.

You want to know who's the happiest about this retirement news? That would be fellow NFC West quarterbacks and Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray didn't shy away from voicing his pleasure in Donald stepping away from the game.

Fellow Ram Bobby Brown called his now former teammate "The greatest to ever do it" along with a goat emoji.

Ernest Jones also praised Donald and said that there will never be another Aaron Donald.

Super Bowl LVI MVP Cooper Kupp chimed in and said that he feels "sorry for whoever has to line up across from [Donald]" in whatever he chooses to do now that he's done playing football.

No, there isn't and never will be.

Kyler Murray didn't stop with just the "THANK GOD" tweet. He did tell Donald not to come back but that was after he showered him with well-deserved praise.

This is high praise coming from J.J. Watt but he's spot on. One hell of a career, indeed.

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