The Los Angeles Rams are well-positioned to defend their Super Bowl title, but the first couple of weeks will be worth monitoring as they integrate new pieces in key positions.
For example, the Rams lost stalwart left tackle Andrew Whitworth to retirement. Win or lose, Whitworth seemed destined to leave the game of football following Super Bowl LVI so it was no surprise when he officially announced he was walking away for good.
However, Whitworth has been seen around Rams training camp giving pointers to the young lineman on the roster and he’ll continue to be present around the organization as he’s slated to serve as a color analyst during their preseason slate, via Andrew Siciliano of NFL Network:
First game Saturday against the Chargers.
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) August 8, 2022
Siciliano and ESPN’s Mina Kimes have previously called games for Los Angeles, but adding Whitworth adds a level of expertise and insight that should be welcomed in the booth. Whitworth’s time and familiarity with the team should give fans a better feel for what’s happening on the feel and add to the overall experience of the game.
The former All-Pro tackle said he wanted to remain involved in football after his playing days were over, and the broadcast booth seems like a natural fit for him. Aside from preseason, Whitworth will also be a part of Amazon’s Thursday Night Football crew.
The Rams have three preseason games before the season opener, starting with the Los Angeles Chargers on Aug. 13. They take on the Houston Texans on Aug. 19 and close out the preseason with a Super Bowl LVI rematch against the Cincinnati Bengals on Aug. 27.