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Aaron Donald: There’s A Little Fire Lit Into Me

Los Angeles Rams defensive linebacker Aaron Donald is still motivated following a year that was far from ideal.

Aaron Donald (32), considered retirement following the Los Angeles Rams’ Super Bowl LVI success. Considering the poor season they had in 2022, he couldn’t be blamed for thinking he should have.

Then, Aaron Donald considered sitting out the entirety of the 2023 season due to a contract dispute. With a new deal inked, the seven-time All-Pro called on himself and his teammates to show some ‘fire’.


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“We all need some type of fire, something to push you, something to get you going, and that’s something that I’m hanging on to right now,” he said, via ESPN. 

“And I feel like we’ve got something to prove as a team. I think I got something to prove as a player, and that’s how we’re going to take it.”

Last season was Donald’s first in which he missed more than two games. His season was limited to eleven games due to a high ankle sprain. 2022 was also the first year he didn’t finish at least in the top 5 in Defensive Player of the Year voting.

In spite of some disappointments and some soul searching, Donald says he still has something to prove. Next season the Rams must prove they’re a championship-caliber team, something nobody thinks they are presently.


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“I’ve got a lot to prove,” he said. “I didn’t have the season I wanted, obviously coming off of an injury and things like that. I feel like to get to where you need to be, it’s like starting over from scratch again. It’s a brand new year. Last year was last year, but there’s a little fire lit into me.”

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