Many would argue that there's only two men in the NFL who deserve to paid like the elite superstars they are. One of them is Odell Beckham Jr., and it doesn't look like the New York Giants are in a hurry to up his contract.
The other is a terrifying 285-pound man from Pittsburgh. That would be Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald.
The borrow the old adage, Donald is apparently taking things "one day at a time" with respect to a contract extension with the Rams. The thing is, many see a training camp holdout as a real possibility.
“All I can do is keep working, keeping myself in top shape and my agent’s going to handle that side of things,” Donald said on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Thursday. "I’m just working, just grinding, trying to get a little better. That’s it.”
Donald, 26, did not commit to attending training camp without a new deal in place. He said "we're going to see what happens" when asked if he would be there.
Donald's first three seasons in the league could not have gone any better. He's gone to the Pro Bowl all three years and been named All-Pro in two of them. Pro Football Focus ranks him as the best interior lineman, by far.
Per Bleacher Report, he'll undoubtedly get a massive contract extension at some point. The Rams are slated to pay Donald just $1.8 million in 2017, and they have picked up the fifth-year option in his contract.
Given the fact he's under team control for at least two years, there's understandably little urgency on the Rams' side to get things done right now."
Once he does get paid, it's going to be massive. Donald's new contract is reasonably expected to exceed the $19,062,500 per year contract that the Dolphins handed.