Aaron Donald and Matthew Stafford led the Rams to a victory in Super Bowl 56. Here’s everything they had to say after securing the trophy.
It was a long wait for Aaron Donald and an even longer wait for Matthew Stafford to reach the pinnacle of NFL achievement.
In Super Bowl 56, they finally did it with the Rams.
As you’d expect, the moment was emotional for both. How did they express themselves after the game?
What Aaron Donald said after winning Super Bowl 56
Donald has literally accomplished everything an NFL player could accomplish. He’s been a Pro Bowler every season of his career. He’s been a Defensive Player of the Year, three times.
The only thing missing from his résumé was a Super Bowl victory. That box has now been checked.
He was elated.
“I dreamed this and it’s surreal,” Donald said. “Look at this.”
What Matthew Stafford said after winning Super Bowl 56
Stafford has been in the league since 2009 but he was never able to break through with the Lions. It took a trade to the Rams to get him to the Super Bowl and he didn’t flinch in the biggest moment.
When a mic was put in front of him, he pushed the focus on the team that helped him win it.
“There’s so many guys on our team that deserve this,” Stafford said, praising the players who were able to contribute on and off the field.
He likened the game to the season with ups and downs. But in the end, Los Angeles showed their toughness and came through in the end.
Now Stafford and Donald have achieved exactly what they set out to do in the NFL. Who knows where they’ll go from here.