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

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2. Whitworth one of the best for a reason

After spending 11 years as a member of the Cincinnati Bengals, one can only imagine how difficult it was for someone like Whitworth to leave, and join a team like the Rams, especially at this stage in his career.

Most veterans in Whitworth’s position normally prefer to join a serious contender to give them a better chance at competing for a Super Bowl before the time comes to call it a career in retirement, but once again this shows how confident the lineman was in McVay.

Clearly, Los Angeles knew what kind of player they were getting in Whitworth back in 2016 during free agency, and it didn’t matter what kind of money the organization had to spend to bring him on board because he would be worth every penny of that hefty three-year deal.

Whitworth’s level of play from the last two seasons alone with the Rams is just one of many examples of why many consider him one of the best in the business, and he wouldn’t return for another season if he didn’t believe it was still possible for him to play at a high level.

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Most likely, 2019 will be Whitworth’s final NFL season since he was already flirting with the idea of retirement, and from an enjoyment perspective, here’s to hoping he can end what has been an amazing career with a bang.