- Aaron Donald recently discussed how he believes he’s getting faster and better with age, something that was confirmed by his personal trainer
- Aaron also added that his tariner told him how many years he potentially has left playing at an elite level in the NFL
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Super Bowl champion Aaron Donald is just two years removed from winning the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year Award. Had he won it again this past season they might’ve had to re-name the award after him because he won it 3x in 4 years (2017, 2018, 2020).
Aaron Donald is only 30-years-old. In life, that’s still considered young and decades away from ‘middle age’ but in the NFL he’s getting up there in age. It was shocking to hear him talking about retirement towards the end of last season through the NFL Playoffs. But it was hard to find fault in his logic. If (and when) he won the Super Bowl, what else left did he have to prove? Nothing.
He’s since changed his tune and is coming back to play for the reigning Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams. And according to recent comments from Aaron Donald and his trainer, it sounds like he’s just getting better with age. Appearing on the Million Dollaz Worth Of Game podcast, Aaron talked about how he’s just getting faster, stronger, and better with age.
Aaron Donald’s Trainer Confirms He’s Getting Faster And Better With Age
Aaron Donald: “Yeah, I’m faster. I was just with my guy Wednesday training and I always ask after I work, ‘What do you think?’ And he said back, ‘You’ve got about three, five more years in you with how you’re moving.’ So, I feel good, I really do feel good. I feel quick, I feel explosive.”
“I don’t feel like I’m slowing down — if anything I feel like I’m getting faster. I feel like I’m in better shape. I keep telling people, I get better with age, man. I don’t slow down. I just feel like I’m getting that much stronger. I look better with age and all that.”
Aaron’s life in the NFL
Other than those very interesting quotes, Aaron Donald discussed how hard it is to be away from his family during the NFL season. He also talked about avoiding distractions, when he knew he was headed to the NFL, who the best trash talkers on the field are (clip above), and more.
You can click ‘play’ to see that segment on trash-talking or scrub the video back and start from the beginning if you’d prefer. Also, can we just take a second to acknowledge that Aaron Donald’s trainer told him he had 3 to 5 years left? For one of the most athletically gifted people on the planet, that has to do something strange to your psyche to hear that from your trainer.