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Players react to Rams DT Aaron Donald announcing his retirement: 'THANK GOD'

After 10 seasons in the league, Aaron Donald announced his retirement from the NFL on Friday.

The Los Angeles Rams used the slogan, "Quarterbacks Rejoice," in their social media post confirming that Donald was stepping away.

But the truth of the matter is quarterbacks around the league can breathe a massive sigh of relief now that the 10-time Pro Bowler, eight-time All-Pro, three-time Defensive Player of the Year and Super Bowl champion will no longer play.

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray surely had no problem admitting that right in the replies to Donald's post revealing the long-discussed decision.

"THANK GOD," Murray wrote with several laughing emojis.

And in a follow-up message, Murray wrote a more official goodbye to his former NFC West division foe.

"Honored to have competed against the best of All-Time," Murray said. "@AaronDonald97 Enjoy ya retirement and plz don’t come back.🙏🏽

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) tries to elude Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald (99) during the first half of an NFL football game in Glendale, Ariz., Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray was one of the first players to react to Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald announcing his retirement. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Here's what other players, including professional athletes from other sports, had to say about Donald walking away from the game.

Rams teammates

NFC West opponents get their jokes in

Fellow defensive linemen

Two-time NBA champion Kevin Durant chimes in

This story will be updated.