On fourth down and the clock was ticking, Donald was involved in the game-sealing play at quarterback. joe burrow to end the Bengals’ season. When the defensive tackle got up to celebrate, he was pointing his finger to indicate that it was his time for a Super Bowl ring.
Donald finished with two sacks and two tackles for one loss in a 23-20 win.
The great defensive tackle was crying after the game.
Rumors swirled before kickoff that Donald might be looking to retire if the Rams won. NBC announcers Rodney Harrison and Michele Tafoya mentioned the possibility before the game.
“He’s big on legacy,” Harrison said during the live broadcast. “He doesn’t want to be known as a defender who accomplished so many individual things and never won a Super Bowl. But he also told me this: If he wins a Super Bowl, there’s a very good chance he’ll walk away from the game. and retire.”
Donald told Tafoya after the win that he wasn’t sure yet.
The 30-year-old is already considered one of the best defenders in league history.
Donald is a three-time Defensive Player of the Year, has eight Pro Bowls, seven All-Pros, 98 career sacks, and All Decade honors for the 2010s.
Last season, Donald had 84 total tackles, 12.5 sacks, four passes defensed and four forced fumbles.
Dan Canova of Fox News contributed to this report.