ESPN analyst floats a nightmare Aaron Donald scenario for the Packers

Why would you even speak this into existence?
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Aaron Donald's retired. We were all there when he retired. We all watched it happen. He can't hurt the Packers anymore.

Yet, for some reason, the internet is trying to manifest his return. It's reason #10,000 why the internet sucks. And it's absolutely a nightmare for the Packers too. Because not only is the internet trying to bring Aaron Donald back into the NFL, but they're sending him to the NFC North. It doesn't make a lick of sense.

On an episode of the PTI podcast this week, Tony Kornheiser and Mike Wilbon were briefly talking about Donald, and – if you can believe it – Wilbon, who was born and raised in Chicago, thinks that Donald could and should return ... to the Bears.

"I believe him today, I believe he believes that today," he said. "And I will bet you right now, greens fees anywhere you want to play, that Aaron Donald plays this season in the NFL. And I’m just thinking about teams that have a little money available to perhaps sign Mr. Donald. I can think of one in Chicago.”

Don't you put that evil on me, Ricky Bobby. Why would Aaron Donald, famously a lifelong Los Angeles Ram, want to return to the NFL only to go play in Chicago, which is famously not Los Angeles. Chicago is what LA would be if LA was 1000x too invested in their football team and the weather absolutely sucked.

It's also a pretty bold bet from Wilbon? And very boomer of him to wager greens fees. There hasn't been a single whisper about Donald's return, despite how many Rams players are trying to speak it into existence. And if Donald does end up returning, great – LA would be perfect. He knows the stadium, would get his locker back, doesn't have to move, etc. There's nothing for him in Chicago. If he really wants to enjoy everything that city has to offer, take the PJ there in late August. It'll still be there.

So yeah, let's not go down this road. Let's just remember Aaron Donald for the game-changing Los Angeles Ram that he was. I'm not panicking, you're panicking.