3 reasons Andrew Whitworth returning is huge win for Los Angeles Rams

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Here are three reasons Andrew Whitworth announcing his plans to return for the 2019 season is a huge win for the Los Angeles Rams.

On Tuesday, Andrew Whitworth announced the news Los Angeles Rams had been waiting to hear for weeks by stating his plans to return for a 14th NFL season in 2019 to help the NFC champions hopefully make another run at the Super Bowl.

Throughout his career, Whitworth has been considered one of the top offensive lineman in the game, and there’s no question that if the veteran weren’t part of the picture, chances are the Rams wouldn’t be as successful over the previous two seasons.

Back in 2016 when free agency got underway, Los Angeles was considered one of the early winners for being able to land Whitworth despite drawing interest from other teams.

What made this move even more surprising is the fact that the Rams were coming off a four-win season in 2016, showing just how confident Whitworth was in Sean McVay coming on board as the youngest head coach in NFL history.

Sooner or later, Los Angeles realizes they will eventually have to figure out some sort of plan for when the time comes for Whitworth to call it a career, but at least they know this decision ahead of free agency and the draft to properly prepare.

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Words can’t even describe how exciting it was to hear this announcement by Whitworth on Tuesday after watching the impact he’s made over the last two seasons, and as for the Rams, here are three reasons why the team is big winners thanks to his decision to return in 2019.