Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has big-time praise for Aaron Donald
The Los Angeles Rams may be known for their high-powered offense, but their best player is actually on the defensive side of the ball.
Defensive lineman Aaron Donald has developed into arguably the league’s most destructive defensive force, and everyone around the league is aware of his dominance.
That includes Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who may play in a different division than Donald, but is still fully aware of the effort that goes into trying to stop him:
“Literally your entire game plan is stopping him,” Rodgers told Chris Simms, via Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk. “That’s all you think about. Where’s 99 going? Are we sliding to him? Are we inserting? We gotta slow him down. He’s that dominant and I’ve never seen a guy that dominant who’s not . . . He’s not like imposing. Like Charles was a big corner, [Julius] Peppers is a giant, inhuman. Donald, he’s not like a guy you walk on the field and go ‘whoo.’ But you play him and he’s incredible. Incredible.”
Donald is coming off of a 2018 campaign in which he played all 16 games and racked up a league-leading 20.5 sacks in addition to totaling 59 tackles, four forced fumbles and a couple of fumble recoveries en route to a Pro Bowl appearance and a First-Team All-Pro selection.
The 28-year-old, who played his collegiate football at the University of Pittsburgh, was originally selected by the Rams in the first round (13th pick overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.
He has made the Pro Bowl in all five of his seasons and has earned First-Team All-Pro honors in each of the last four.