Rams Lineman Andrew Whitworth Revealed Retirement Plans to His Kids at the Super Bowl LVI: “This Was Daddy’s Last Football Game”

Published 03/16/2022, 10:30 AM EDT
Feb 16, 2022; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Rams tackle Andrew Whitworth holds the Vince Lombardi trophy during the Super Bowl LVI championship rally at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday, the Legendary Offensive Lineman Andrew Whitworth announced his retirement to the world. He will not be playing pro-football anymore. Although the world got to know about it later, Whitworth’s children got to know much earlier!

A video posted by the NFL’s official Twitter account shows Andrew Whitworth and children celebrating after the Super Bowl LVI. Under the big lights, flowing confetti, and euphoria all around, Andrew Whitworth confesses to his children, “This Was Daddy’s Last Football Game.”  

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It was a beautiful moment between the family. And yet fans would be happy that it happened on camera and they got to see Andrew Whitworth’s touching side. After 16 years of hard work in the league, the Lineman culminated his journey with a Super Bowl win.

The Perfect Farewell for Andrew Whitworth

It was the perfect ending to a career that was filled with individual success for Whitworth but not much to show for it on the team’s side. He played 11 seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals but it was at the LA Rams that the 3-time pro bowler found his fit. From the final press conference and the aftermath of the Super Bowl, it became clearer to the public and fans that the lineman was an integral part of the team off the field as well.

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He came out as the leader of the Super Bowl-winning team which was knocking on the door for several years now and broke through in February this year. Sean McVay, the Head Coach for the LA Rams said that the Offensive Lineman should be a Hall of Famer.

Whitworth will not be coming back to run it again as some were speculating. But he has told the media that he will be “fighting hor them in life.” So we might see him take up a role in the Rams organization.

Whitworth the broadcaster?

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The Lineman is also a brilliant orator and showman. Fans might catch the big man on FS1 or ESPN slicing through the game of the week. Or giving his predictions about the upcoming Super Bowl.

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The fact is the Lineman has had a wonderful journey, with a storybook ending. And now whatever the veteran athlete chooses to do, he will shine on. While the LA Rams will try to run it back led by their Star QB Stafford, Defensive Phenom Aaron Donald, and Super MVP Cooper Kupp.

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Utsav Khanna

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Utsav Khanna is an NFL Author at EssentiallySports. He did his PGDM from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication and went on to work in Public Relations. A deep interest and love for the sport of NFL drew him towards working in Sports Journalism.

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