Is Rams Aaron Donald going to retire after winning Super Bowl?
Aaron Donald won Super Bowl LVI with the Rams on Sunday, and many thought that would be his last game ever. He gave a clue saying otherwise on Wednesday.
Aaron Donald appeared to hint at a 2022 return during the Los Angeles Rams' Super Bowl LVI victory parade on Wednesday.
Donald key in Rams late holds vs. Bengals
Ahead of Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals at SoFi Stadium, it was suggested Donald could quit the NFL if he finally won a championship to go with his individual achievements.
And the three-time Defensive Player of the Year could scarcely have been more influential in a 23-20 Rams win.
Donald held up Joe Burrow and the Bengals on third and one and then fourth and one on their final drive, finishing with two sacks and three quarterback hits – tying the best marks of his playoff career.
Donald: "We could be champs again!"
The emotional defensive tackle refused to be drawn into comment on his future immediately after the game, instead saying he was "just going to live in the moment".
But Wednesday's parade provided a rather different setting, as head coach Sean McVay – whose 2022 status had also been the subject of speculation – chanted "run it back" before handing the microphone to Donald.
"We built a super team," Donald responded. "If we can bring the super team back, why not run it back? We could be world champs again!"