According to a league source, the Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle agreed to a restructured contract on Monday that will give him an average salary of more than $31.6 million each season through 2024. 

This is the first time in NFL history that a defensive player's average salary has surpassed $30 million.

Donald's restructured deal is worth $95 million, which is $40 million more than he was supposed to get before. It also includes $65 million in guaranteed money

which is more than the Rams paid quarterback Matt Stafford this offseason for $63 million. Donald's promises will be fulfilled in the years 2022 and 2023. 

Donald is now the highest-paid non-quarterback in the NFL, and his average pay ranks him 12th in the league.

Since the Rams won the Super Bowl in February, Donald has been looking for a new deal. 

His $22.5 million average salary ranks sixth among defensive players entering the summer. He also has three years left on his contract.

After Donald's latest agreement in 2018, the NFL's salary environment shifted dramatically, with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers breaking the $50 million mark and wide receiver pay skyrocketing.

Following an eight-year career in which he made the Pro Bowl every season, was named to seven All-Pro teams, and was voted Defensive Player of the Year three times, the Rams were under pressure to revise Donald's contract.

Following the Super Bowl victory, Donald stated that he would be fine with his career ending this offseason, implying that if a new contract could not be agreed, he would retire.