Aaron Donald’s name became the subject of a lot of speculation going into Super Bowl LVI. As the Rams prepared to take on the Cincinnati Bengals in the big game, Donald’s name was attached to retirement rumors. Donald is only 30 years old and is currently in his prime as the best defensive player in the NFL.

Donald played a pivotal role in his team’s championship win. Aaron recorded two sacks despite facing double and triple teams from the Bengals offensive line all night. On the final play of the game, it was Aaron Donald who hurried Cincinnati QB Joe Burrow into making an errant pass, turning the ball over on downs one final time. Aaron pointed at his ring finger after the play, knowing that he was about to become a champion.

After the game, Aaron was asked to address the retirement rumors. Donald said he was just living in the moment. The fearsome defensive end wanted to spend some time soaking it in with his family. He had promised his daughter that one day she would get to play in the post-Super Bowl confetti, and was just enjoying it for right now.

“I’m living in the moment right now. I’m gonna enjoy this with these guys.”


Aaron Donald took the NFL by storm after a dominant college career at Pitt. Aaron is an eight-time Pro Bowler and has tallied 98 career sacks to this point. If he retired today, many would consider Donald one of the greatest defensive linemen to ever play the game.

The moment will take some time to sink in. Aaron Donald plans to take it all in and really absorb the gravity of the moment. There is plenty of time for him to ponder his future in the offseason.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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