Andrew Whitworth announces his retirement

Super Bowl LVI - Los Angeles Rams v Cincinnati Bengals
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Andrew Whitworth is going out as a Super Bowl champion.

The Rams announced on Tuesday that Whitworth has decided to retire a little more than a month after helping the team to a Super Bowl LVI win over the Bengals. Whitworth was also named the 2021 winner of the Walter Payton Man of the Year award in the days leading up to the game.

Whitworth opened his NFL career with the Bengals as a 2006 first-round pick and spent 11 years in Cincinnati before heading to the Rams as a free agent in 2017. He made the Pro Bowl and was named an All-Pro during his first season with the Rams. He also made three Pro Bowls and one All-Pro team during his run in Cincinnati.

The Rams re-signed tackle Joe Noteboom to a four-year deal on Monday and he’s the likeliest candidate to take over for Whitworth in 2023.

13 responses to “Andrew Whitworth announces his retirement

  1. Congratulations, Andrew on a fabulous career. I hope Canton is in your future. You truly deserve it in my opinion. You will always be loved in Cincinnati even though we were just one part of all you accomplished. Good luck in all your future endeavors.

  2. Worst kept secret. No better way to go out than as super bowl champion AND man of the year. Happy retirement sir.

  3. As it should be. Usually teams can only buy a Lombardi one time and the Rams just did that. It would be all downhill from here if you stayed and you had your fun and made your money. Au revoir!

  4. I’m a Brady fan, but this guy’s longevity at that position is more impressive than Tom at QB.

  5. I do hope Canton comes calling some day. 3rd Best Tackle (behind Munoz and Big Willie) in Cincinnati History and that’s saying something when the best to ever do it was a Bengal.

  6. I’d have no problem with him making the HOF. There are guys who made more Pro Bowls but how many can say they played a tough position at a high level up to age 40.

  7. I’m not surprised, I figured this is what he would do. Hell of a career and he walks away at the highest possible level. Props to him

  8. What a great pick up, and everyone said he was washed. Congrats, and you will be missed.

  9. PhD says:
    As it should be. Usually teams can only buy a Lombardi one time and the Rams just did that. It would be all downhill from here if you stayed and you had your fun and made your money. Au revoir!
    ———–
    Don’t say au revoir! Say hors d’oeuvre! We’re running it back next season. Robert Woods will be back. Von Miller will be back (at least that’s how it looks – we’ll know after they restructure Stafford & Aaron Donald). We’ll have OBJ back in November. The changes to our line-up will be minimal.

    For some reason the Rams have become the team fans love to hate. That’s fine. We’re happy to walk into your house as villains and take your dinner off the table. Go Rams!

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