After winning the Super Bowl a couple of years ago with the Los Angeles Rams, superstar defensive tackle Aaron Donald was on cloud nine and considered to be the best player in the NFL at his position and perhaps the best defensive player in the league.
Although Donald was on top of his game, the veteran defensive tackle seriously considered calling it a career, as he felt he had accomplished everything that he could.
However, the allure of returning to defend the title and continue to be coached by Sean McVay proved to be too tempting, along with all the money he was set to make, so he returned to the field only to have his season cut short due to an ankle injury.
Fortunately for the Rams, Donald is ready to get back to work for the start of the 2023 NFL season, and he’s as amped as ever to get on the field when the Rams take on the Seattle Seahawks in Week 1, according to Andrew Siciliano of NFL Network.
Aaron Donald: "Ain't played since December…I'm excited. I got the jitters."
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) September 7, 2023
Although Donald is back healthy and ready to go for the divisional showdown with the Seahawks, the same can’t be said for fellow superstar Cooper Kupp, who is dealing with a hamstring injury that will sideline him to start the year.
Along with Kupp’s injury potentially being something long-term, Matthew Stafford has been shaky throughout training camp, as he has had trouble connecting with teammates, which is never a good sign from a star quarterback.
It could be another rough season for the Rams, even though they arguably have the best defensive player in the league ready to return to work.NEXT: Matthew Stafford Sounds Off On Cooper Kupp's Critics