Rams GM Les Snead Says He Talked to Aaron Donald About a Potential Playoff Return

Could we see Aaron Donald back in a Rams uniform for a playoff run? GM Les Snead said he brought the idea to the recently retired playmaker.

Aaron Donald, for most of his career, was one of the most dominant defensive players ever to wear an NFL uniform, a true game-wrecker who is a sure Hall of Famer when his time comes.

However, with him recently retiring, one would assume those days of dominance over the league could be over.

Or are they?

Maybe not, if Los Angeles Rams general manager Les Snead gets his way.

Aaron Donald Back for the Playoffs? Les Snead Said He Discussed It With Him

Snead joined Rich Eisen on the “Rich Eisen Show” on Thursday, where he discussed a wide array of topics, some of which included Donald and his retirement.

In the middle of the discussion, Snead dropped a bit of a breadcrumb about Donald and a possible return for the playoffs.

Snead presented the option and is keeping the door open for the former DT.

“I did mention to Aaron, let’s call it going back to our Super Bowl run, that there was a player by the name of Eric Weddle who kind of jumped into the playoffs, and we signed him on the practice squad,” Snead started.

“We standard elevated him for four straight games to a Super Bowl championship. So I did mention [to Donald that] if we happen to get to the playoffs again, maybe we’ll circle back and see if the cup’s not quite filled.”

“Not sure if we may tempt him. No breaking news here,” Snead finished.

Snead didn’t promise anything, and he alluded to the fact that Donald probably wouldn’t even take him up on the offer. But he didn’t slam the door shut either when it came to the idea of bringing Donald back for a Super Bowl run if given the chance.

It seems far-fetched at the moment, but who could blame Snead for presenting the option?

Any time you could inject your team with a future Hall of Famer in the middle of your defense, you have to keep the door open.

Donald is fresh off a final season in 2023 where he had 53 combined tackles and eight sacks, clearly showing he still can make plays. His choice to step away wasn’t one made due to a lack of production.

Whether it ever ends up happening or not remains to be seen, but in this current-day NFL where anything can happen, no one would be shocked to hear that Donald eventually began to ramp up workouts in December for a potential playoff push with his former team.

We at least know Snead is all-in for it.

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