The Rams became the first team to officially exercise their option Wednesday when they signed defensive tackle Aaron Donald for the fifth year of his rookie contract,according to ESPN.
Donald will make$6.89million in 2018.
It was an easy decision for the Rams considering Donald has become one of the most dangerous interior defensive linemen in the game.
Selected with the No. 13 overall pick in 2014, Donald has 28 sacks through three years and has never missed a game. Donald will make$1.8 million next season before the pay raise in 2018.
Donald, who has played in a 4-3 formation in each of his three seasons, will have to adjust to new defensive coordinator Wade Phillips' 3-4 system this season.