Los Angeles Rams give Aaron Donald a big raise in his reworked contract

All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald The will continue to be Los Angeles Rams With a significant raise, he will be the highest-paid non-quarterback player in the NFL.

According to sources, Donald's deal was modified by the Rams to give him an additional $40 million over the past three years. He is now the first nonquarterback to exceed $30 million per year. Donald's three-year contract now has a total value of $95 million.

Schefter sources said that Donald can choose to retire or return for the 2024 season with $65 million guaranteed.

According to a source, the reworked contract contains a no trade clause.

Schefter sources said Donald, 31, was taking his physical. He will sign the contract later Monday. The Rams start their mandatory minicamp Tuesday.

Donald had indicated on the “I Am Athlete” podcast last week His 2022 season return was contingent upon him signing a new contract. He said that he would “at peace with his career” if he couldn't reach an agreement.

Three-time Defensive Player Of The Year was the key to the Rams' win over the Cincinnati Bengals In Super Bowl LVI, he pressured quarterback Joe Burrow Late in the fourth quarter, an errant throw on fourth down resulted in a loss.

Donald had 12.5 sacks during the regular season, and then he added 3.5 in the playoffs as the Rams advanced to the Super Bowl.

Donald has 98 bags in eight seasons. Donald has six seasons of at least 10 bags, which is second only to John Randle's nine seasons.

He has been a Pro Bowl selection in each of his NFL season and seven times he was an All-Pro selection. Along with Hall of Famers Lawrence Taylor (10) and Derrick Thomas (9), he is one of only three defensive players to have been selected for the Pro Bowl in each of the first eight NFL seasons since 1970.

ESPN Stats & Information contributed to this report.

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