Sean McVay wants Aaron Donald to 'Run it back!' All-Pro DL says 'Why not?' at Rams' victory parade

Sean McVay wants Aaron Donald to 'Run it back!' All-Pro DL says 'Why not?' at Rams' victory parade. The exchange comes amid speculation about whether McVay and Donald will return to the team.

Rams coach Sean McVay made it quite clear at his team's Super Bowl victory parade that he wanted All-Pro defensive lineman Aaron Donald to "Run it back." And Donald seemed to be a fan of the idea.

While on stage in front of fans, McVay was handed a microphone and started chanting to Donald: "Run it back! Run it back!"

Donald replied: "We built a super team. We could bring the super team back. Why not run it back. We could be world champs again," as he hoisted the Lombardi Trophy over his head much to the delight of the Rams fans in attendance.

The exchange comes amid speculation about whether McVay and Donald will return to the team.

McVay told the Los Angeles Times “We’ll see,” when asked about the possibility of retiring or taking a break from coaching to work in broadcasting on Monday. When asked if he thought winning the Super Bowl might make it easier to step away, the 36-year-old head coach also said "you could definitely say that."

Reports surfaced before Super Bowl LVI that Donald said there was a strong possibility he would retire if the Rams won. After the game, the star defender said he was "living in the moment right now."

On Wednesday, it sounded much more like McVay and Donald would be returning for the 2022 season. Rams COO Kevin Demoff took a few moments with beat writers at the parade, and when asked about McVay’s future, he gestured back to the stage and said, “You just saw Sean on stage…he’s ready to go defend our title.”

It goes without saying that getting both McVay and Donald back would be a huge boost for the Rams, who are currently without a first-round pick until 2024, making it more difficult to land an impact player who could fill the enormous void created by a potential Donald departure.

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