Rams star Aaron Donald’s admission about unique Michael Brockers situation
Los Angeles Rams star Aaron Donald had every intention of keeping his partnership with fellow defensive tackle Michael Brockers intact. As fate would have it, Brocker signed a deal with the Baltimore Ravens at the outset of free agency, ending their six years together with the Rams.
Brockers failed his physical upon signing with the Ravens, and he ultimately turned back to re-sign with the Rams.
Donald admitted he was not happy the Rams initially let Brockers walk in free agency, but is glad to have his old pal in the trenches again:
“I was sick about that,” Donald said, via Steve Wyche of NFL.com. “Brockers is a huge part or the defensive line. Everybody always looks at the sack numbers but from a run stop production, he’s been there. One of the tops in the National Football League for the last couple of years. After they brought him back I was excited for him.”
Now that the duo is back in Rams gear, it will be up to Brockers to prove he’s worth the money. The 6-foot-5 DT initially signed a three-year, $30 million deal with the Ravens after spending his first eight seasons with the Rams.
Upon failing his physical, he came back to Los Angeles, who had a lesser offer in mind — three years and $24 million. The team is hoping Brockers can be productive into his early 30s after turning 29 in December.
Back in 2018, Brockers played all 16 games and finished with 54 tackles and a sack. The Rams reached Super Bowl LIII after defeating the Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints in the playoffs, only to lose to the New England Patriots.