Aaron Donald's cryptic Twitter bio may not have foreshadowed anything.
The Los Angeles Rams star affirmed Wednesday he intends to continue playing into the 2023 NFL season.
Rams fans experienced a moment of panic when Donald briefly described himself on Twitter as a "former NFL D Lineman" for the team:
His profile was quickly updated to remove "former" from the bio.
After the Rams finished 5-12, it was reasonable to wonder whether Donald might reconsider his future. What seemed like a wide-open championship window may have already closed for L.A., and a rebuild is bound to be painful whenever the franchise fully pivots to that plan.
Donald, meanwhile, has $18.5 million reasons to stick around for at least one more season. Per Spotrac, his $13.5 million base salary for 2023 and his $5 million roster bonus for 2024 become guaranteed if he remains on the roster by March 17.