No. 2: Defensive Tackle Aaron Donald, Rams
So the chances of seeing that between two potent offenses in Super Bowl LIII appears slim.
Until you factor in arguably the best defender in the NFL, Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald.
Donald just earned Pro Bowl honors for the fifth time in his five-year career. And he also just took home first-team All-Pro accolades, too — the fourth year in a row. So, why not add a Super Bowl MVP award on top of his already impressive résumé?
Yes, the Patriots did an excellent job keeping Tom Brady protected during their AFC Championship win over the Chiefs. And Football Outsiders ranks the Pats’ offensive line No. 1 overall in pass protection as well.
Still, just thinking about Donald’s 20.5 sacks this season should make Brady and Co. tremble.