Three LA Rams players are biggest snubs form the 2021 NFL Pro Bowl

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The LA Rams offensive line hasn’t been as consistent as hoped for this season. But that is only true for the overall line play. Veteran offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth has been a man possess in 2020. Well, more correctly stated, he has been a man rejuvenated in the 2020 NFL Season. He is a veteran offensive lineman of 15 years, and has been an NFL starter the entire time.

He injured his knee against the Seattle Seahawks in the Rams ninth game of the season. While he is lost for the regular season, both the Rams and Big Whit hope to return to the starting offensive line should the Rams make the playoffs. So far, he appears to be ahead of schedule, and is working extremely hard to remain so.

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Injury issues?

Whitworth is one of the most accomplished left tackles in the NFL.  Per Pro Football Focus, the 38-year old has earned a grade of 88.7 in 600 offensive snaps while allowing zero sacks and guilty of five penalties.  One of the players who was named to the Pro Bowl was San Francisco 49ers offensive left tackle Trent William, who earned a grade of 90.6 from PFF over 800 offensive snaps while surrendering four quarterback sacks  and commiting ten transgressions which drew the penalty flag.

Had Whitworth remained healthy, he should have been a consensus Pro Bowler this year. Since falling to injury, Big Whit has watched his team play to a 3-2 record. And that injury could not have come at a worse time, as the Rams have been facing the most competitive teams on their schedule, while also trying to earn an elusive playoff spot.