Rams GM Les Snead hints Aaron Donald will soon be NFL’s highest paid defender
The Los Angeles Rams have had one of the most eventful offseasons of any team in the league. One of the several huge deals they’ve swung is landing Ndamukong Suh, who once held the title of being the highest-paid player in the league. Suh is set to play alongside superstar Aaron Donald, who is still awaiting his massive new deal.
In talking about new signing Ndamukong Suh, Rams GM Les Snead strongly hinted that Donald is “on the verge” of becoming the highest-paid defensive player in the league.
“The nice thing about Ndamukong, at age 31 and somebody who’s been the highest-paid defensive player in football, winning was very important in this phase of his career,” Snead told The MMQB Podcast with Peter King. “He’s well aware that when you can partner, be beside someone who is on the verge of being the highest-paid defensive player in football, then that’s a really good thing. I guess you’d say two is better than one.”
Snead has said previously that despite the Rams’ flurry of offseason activity, they still have Donald’s extension well in mind.
It seems like a foregone conclusion that Donald will take on the title of being the NFL’s highest-paid defensive player from the Denver Broncos’ Von Miller in his next deal. That means a deal north of $114.5 million, which was what Miller got.
Donald will have certainly earned that status with his incredible play over his first four years with the Rams. He’s been one of the best and most consistent defenders since coming into the league, with three First-Team All-Pro selections and a Defensive Player of the Year award already to his name.
Donald will almost inevitably get that massive payday as well as that prestigious title. It’s just a matter of time before he and the Rams get that deal done.