After weeks of “radio silence,” Andrew Whitworth announces his return to play for the Rams in 2019 on Twitter. Whitworth took some time to ponder his future after the Super Bowl LIII loss. Whitworth’s decision to return for a 14th NFL season comes as a sigh of relief to players and fans alike. This also makes him the oldest offensive lineman in football.
Whitworth is a key component to the Rams’ offense, and is partially responsible for the two-season turnaround. He now officially remains the stout blind-side protector for QB Jared Goff and a key blocker for star RB Todd Gurley. Clearly, the Rams offense would not have been the same without him the last two years.
The beloved left tackle officially announced his return by tweeting: “Can’t wait for the opportunity to ride with the boys again!”
Whitworth’s return will take about a $16.7 million cap hit with bonuses. This makes him the second highest paid player on the team just behind Aaron Donald. Although, he’s worth every penny if he can continue to block at a higher level. The Rams have a little extra time to find his replacement.
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