The Los Angeles Rams and Aaron Donald have reportedly reached a deal. The superstar defensive tackle is getting the record deal he's been after.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Donald is getting a six-year deal worth $135 million.
The most important part of any NFL contract is the guaranteed money. Donald isn't hurting for that either, with $87 million coming his way.
According to Schefter, Aaron Donald's holdout will come to an end, and he will be good to go for Week 1 vs. the Oakland Raiders.
Donald gets the NFL record contract for a defensive player that he's been looking for. There are few interior defensive linemen that impact a game like him. It is hard to argue that he isn't worth it.
This was the second straight summer where Donald was holding out for a record deal. Last year, he ended the holdout just ahead of Week 1, but wound up missing that opening game.
Now, he will be good to go for the full 16 games. Coincidentally, the Raiders may miss their defensive superstar for the exact same reason.
Edge rusher Khalil Mack is also reportedly looking for a similar record deal this off-season. Where the Rams expressed optimism about their negotiations with Donald, Mack and the Raiders seem much farther apart, and there's a good chance he misses game time.
There are plenty of Khalil Mack trade rumors out there as well, where there really weren't many for Aaron Donald. Now, Rams fans don't need to worry about them at all. He's in L.A. for the long haul.