‘Ain’t Going to Be Satisfied’: DPOY Aaron Donald Sets Sights on Lombardi Trophy for 2021 NFL Season

Published 02/08/2021, 5:51 PM EST
Dec 27, 2020; Seattle, Washington, USA; Los Angeles Rams defensive end Aaron Donald (99) sacks Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) during the third quarter at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports


Los Angeles Rams defensive end Aaron Donald won his third Defensive Player of the Year award prior to Sunday’s Super Bowl LV event in Tampa Bay. Despite a tough exit in the Divisional Round, number 99 was once again voted as the league’s most explosive defensive star for the 2020-21 NFL season.

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There were a lot of critics and fans who felt that Pittsburgh Steelers’ TJ Watt deserved to win the award after a breakout year. Even sibling, JJ Watt of the Houston Texans, took to Twitter with a post highlighting why his brother was essentially ‘robbed’ of the DPOY title.

But Donald could not be bothered by all this noise. The 7-time Pro Bowler has just one goal on his mind right now, a Lombardi.

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Rams superstar Aaron Donald grateful for his third DPOY Award

Speaking to the Los Angeles Rams media team, Donald spoke about his desire to build a legacy with his current organization. No great NFL story can ever be complete without a Super Bowl title, something that Donald wants to win in the coming years with the Rams.

He said, “It’s a blessing. I always say the same stuff, you know — anytime you’re rewarded for the body of work you put in and people notice that you’ll be happy about that. You’re accomplishing great things building to a legacy, but never satisfied.”

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“I know I still got a lot of work to do, a lot of room for improvement. The ultimate goal is to be holding that trophy up. That’s what we’re chasing, that’s what I’m chasing, that’s what I want to accomplish. And I until I accomplish that, I ain’t going to be satisfied,” Donald said via the team’s official website.

The Rams made a bold move in the offseason to trade Jared Goff for Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford. He could be the missing piece of HC Sean McVay’s puzzle in Los Angeles.

Add Stafford’s tenacity to the defensive prowess of Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey and the Rams should be favorites to make the Super Bowl in 2021. Maybe AD will get to fulfill his dream after all.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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