For some LA Rams players, Super Bowl LVI could be their last stand
Andrew Whitworth (16 seasons)
For LA Rams offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth, playing 16 NFL seasons and enduring at a high level of performance through the age of 40 years old has not gotten him the chance to hoist the Lombardi trophy. Through 11 years with the Cincinnati Bengals, Whitworth played spectacularly. But the Bengals were unable to get to the NFL Championship game. In five seasons with the LA Rams, this will be his second appearance in the Super Bowl
But Andrew Whitworth is one of the most pragmatic and realistic players in the NFL. He knows that even if he comes back in 2022, there is no guarantee that the Rams will be back in the Super Bowl. For all that he has done, and for his 16 seasons of dominating play on the blind side of an NFL offensive line, it all comes down to this one game.
Eric Weddle (13 seasons)
For LA Rams defensive back Eric Weddle, a chance at competing in a Super Bowl was simply too irresistible to pass up. After all, he missed his chance to play with the Baltimore Ravens in 2012 (he arrived in 2016). He missed his chance to compete with the LA Rams after the 2018 NFL season in Super Bowl LIII (he arrived in 2019). With each migration, he missed out.
Even as we had suggested at the beginning of this article, chances to compete in a Super Bowl simply do not come easy. Eric Weddle has already publicly stated that, after Super Bowl LVI, he will re-retire and will not be back. One last chance. One last hurrah.