LA Rams venerable OT Andrew Whitworth just gets better with age

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If you were to guess which of the LA Rams offensive linemen was leading the way once more, would you guess Andrew Whitworth? Of course many would, simply because he has consistently been one of the best offensive linemen in the NFL, not just on the Rams roster. But if you didn’t, that is understandable as well.

After all, how many 40-year-olds can say that they continue to play among the best of the NFL at offensive left tackle? Since arriving at the LA Rams, Whitworth has been a consistently top-rated performer on the team and in the NFL at large.  The funny thing is, he keeps getting better with age, it seems.

That’s incredibly impressive over the past four games, and clearly, he’s hot now. But what about over the course of the season? How is he doing so far this year?

Let’s look at a few interesting facts. Andrew Whitworth is playing in his 16th NFL season. After a solid 11-year career with the Cincinnati Bengals, he signed on with the LA Rams and continued to perform among the best in the NFL.

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We are not kidding when we say that he gets better with age. In 2019, Pro Football Focus graded him at a respectable 72.8 for the season. In 2020, his PFF grade jumped up to 88.7 for his nine starts before falling to injury. In 2021, his PFF grade after Week 10 is at 84.5.