Andrew Whitworth’s sixteenth season within the NFL was capped off with the star offensive lineman’s first-ever Tremendous Bowl title. Whereas that is a becoming method to finish any season, it might additionally function the exclamation level to the 40-year-old’s profession. Main as much as that recreation, Whitworth — who performed Tremendous Bowl LVI because the league’s oldest energetic participant — did spotlight that profitable a title in opposition to his former workforce within the Cincinnati Bengals could be a pleasant bookend to his profession. Now that he is helped L.A. just do that, it seems like he is nearing a choice on his future.
Throughout an look on “NFL Whole Entry” on Wednesday, Whitworth stated that he has been attempting to get away from the sport as a lot as he can for the reason that Tremendous Bowl and remains to be weighing whether or not or not he’ll proceed his profession. He stated that he’ll ponder his choice for the following couple of weeks, however will make the decision “proper earlier than the league 12 months begins.” That stated, he did tip his hand a bit, signaling that he is leaning in the direction of calling it a profession.
“There’s loads that goes into that,” Whitworth stated, by way of NFL.com. “Clearly, the household’s concerned. Me ensuring that my dedication stage to being the sort of participant that I count on myself to be every Sunday is part of that. So, that is one thing I am simply gonna give it one other couple of weeks and ensure I am fairly assured what I wish to do.
“I positively assume, I am positively leaning in the direction of most likely being finished. I feel that that is most likely greatest for me right now in my profession. There’s clearly days I am waking up proper now that I do not know if I wish to try this. It is battling that slightly bit. I will come to a conclusion right here quickly to provide the Rams an opportunity to make the strikes they should a method or one other. However man, what an superior journey it has been if that is the tip.”
Whitworth performed his first 11 seasons with the Bengals after which joined the Rams again in 2017 and has been with the membership since. Over his profession, he is been named to the Professional Bowl, chosen as a first-team All-Professional, and only recently received the Walter Payton Man of the Yr award. Now that he is additionally received that elusive Tremendous Bowl title, Whitworth does have a storybook ending laid out for him if he in the end decides to stroll away.