Andrew Whitworth Says ‘Never Say Never’ When Asked About A Potential Return To Rams
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The Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams have to feel good about their prospects of repeating during the 2022 season after its successful offseason.

Despite trading away Robert Woods and losing Von Miller, the Rams were able to rebound by signing Allen Robinson and Bobby Wagner. Los Angeles also managed to work out an extension for Matthew Stafford, with Aaron Donald and Cooper Kupp likely to follow at some point this offseason.

One area of focus for the Rams in free agency was to shore up their offensive line as they came to agreements with Joseph Noteboom, Brian Allen and Coleman Shelton. Los Angeles also selected Logan Bruss in the 2022 NFL Draft and he is expected to compete right away for the starting right guard job.

Offensive line will be something to monitor during the season as Los Angeles will be without stalwart left tackle Andrew Whitworth, who retired earlier in the offseason. Whitworth was able to ride off into the sunset with a Super Bowl under his belt but the veteran did not leave out a possible return to the Rams when recently asked about it by TMZ:

“You never say never. I did learn that,” Whitworth said.

“Late-season pickup?” the TMZ cameraman asked.

“You never know,” Whitworth concluded.

After seeing Tom Brady retire and almost immediately come back, nothing would be a surprise though in Whitworth’s case, it is hard to imagine him returning. The tackle played more years in Los Angeles than expected when he originally signed back in 2017, and at this point, it would seem his playing days are behind him at age 40.

However, there is precedent for former captains coming back as the Rams managed to lure Eric Weddle out of retirement for a postseason run when their safety depth took a hit due to injuries. Should something similar happen to the o-line, Whitworth would be worthy call though hopefully the team does not face such a situation.