Aaron Donald hints at retirement
Aaron Donald currently stands as the highest-paid interior defensive lineman with an average annual salary that is only destined to balloon.
After pledging he'd return to make a second straight run at a Super Bowl, Donald has yet to sign a deal that matches his market value.
Yes, he's already making the most per year at his position, but it's not by a wide margin, and there are five edge rushers making more than one of the best defensive players to ever play.
He's also a newly minted champion, and perfectly content with walking away.
It is important to note though, as Donald explained it during an appearance on Brandon Marshall's "I Am Athlete" podcast, this isn't some sudden leverage play.
"It ain't about the money, but it's a business at the end of the day," Donald said. "That's what you've got to see. For me, it's about winning.