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After 16 years in the NFL, All Pro and Super Bowl Champion Andrew Whitworth is finally hanging up his cleats.
The 2021 Walter Payton Man Of The Year recipient, sits down with Ryan, Fred and Channing as the guys talk about how Whitworth did not leave any stone unturned throughout his professional football career, excelling on and off the field starting 235 out of 240 games.
Ryan and Whit jokingly bond over their Louisiana roots and sharing a common friend in the Lombardi trophy while a salty Fred and Channing can only admire from a distance.
Whitworth goes into great detail about Sean McVay and what makes him a great coach, noting that he’s known for being an offensive guru, but Whit says that is almost a disservice to who he really is because what makes him rare is his ability to lead on all fronts and in tough situations. “He’s one of one,” Whit says, describing his former head coach. He goes on to explain how McVay was the core to uniting so many big personalities and widespread talent on the Rams Super Bowl team.
Opening up about leaving Cincinnati, Whitworth reveals how he wrote a personal letter to owner Mike Brown, expressing his gratitude while looking for a way to work out a fair deal for him to play out his career with the Bengals. Despite what it seemed on the outside and to fans, the response from that letter is what eventually led Whitworth to join the Rams. Whit describes how he didn’t want to be perceived as deserting the organization or compared to his former quarterback and teammate Carson Palmer for an abrupt exit and talks about how Palmer’s move ultimately soured the two’s relationship.
Channing questions how a big offensive lineman lands Miss Louisiana as his wife and what the action in the bedroom is like after winning a super bowl. The guys pivot the conversation into marriage and family life as they talk about the example as men they set for their children and the values instilled no matter race, religion, skin color are important.
Retiring as a Bengal or Ram, Whit said he’s uncertain yet but jokes he was waiting to see if he can get on the Eric Weddle plan of playing 3 games and a Super Bowl.
Closing out the conversation, Fred rolls off all the accolades Whit has achieved in his long NFL tenure as the guys are in agreement that his day in Canton as a future hall of famer should be locked in.
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