Veteran OT Andrew Whitworth remaining with Rams on a 3-year contract

Veteran offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth has consented to stay with the Los Angeles Rams on a three-year contract, his organization, SportsTrust Advisors, declared Wednesday.

The contract is worth $30 million, as indicated by the NFL Network.

Whitworth, who turned 38 in December, is entering his 15th season in the NFL and is a four-time Pro Bowl selection and a two-time All-Pro.

After getting to Super Bowl LIII with ostensibly the NFL’s best offensive line in 2018, Whitworth’s play seemed to decay last season as the Rams’ line went with more youth and encountered a few injuries.

Whitworth committed 14 penalties, including 10 holds, adding up to the NFL’s second-highest aggregate and far more than the seven penalties he submitted in the past two seasons joined.

A key free-agent recruit in 2017 by Rams mentor Sean McVay, Whitworth immediately asserted himself as a leader in the locker room and on the field. He likewise has given guidance and feedback to McVay, who is four years more youthful than the veteran left tackle.

Before joining the Rams, Whitworth played 11 seasons for the Cincinnati Bengals, who selected him in the second round of the 2006 draft.

He additionally has separated himself in L.A. and Cincinnati in light of his charitable work.

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