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2019 Los Angeles Rams roster preview: LT Andrew Whitworth is everything

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Whitworth is entering his 14th season in the NFL, and he’s showing little, if any, signs of slowing down.

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This is the easiest roster preview I will ever write. It’s like trying to write an assassin preview for John Wick. All you’d need is one sentence.

Los Angeles Rams LT Andrew Whitworth is fucking great. That’s my roster preview. Thanks for reading.

UPDATE (2:26 p.m.): Apparently my first draft of this roster preview was not good enough because there’s no appreciation for efficiency in this godforsaken place.

Whitworth’s time with the Rams has been a gift from on high. He’s as talented as he his massive, and he’s shored up a position that’s been embarrassingly lacking the last few seasons. The Rams haven’t had a good LT since Orlando Pace. Whitworth’s presence on this team as a teacher is as important as his presence as an elite offensive tackle. The lessons and nuggets of experience he passes down to younger linemen will continue to serve this unit long after he’s gone.

Roster Battle

Whitworth is the lead horse of the stable and, barring injury, it’s going to stay that way. Whitworth’s been a Pro Bowl tackle for the last four seasons. He has played more than 1,200 snaps allowing five sacks, four hurries and 25 hurries.

PFF named Whitworth and RT Rob Havenstein one of the best offensive tackle tandems in the league. Whitworth was ranked third in the league in pass-blocking and second, only to Havenstein, in run-blocking.

Whitworth’s only battle is with time.

Expectations

Even this late in his career, Whitworth is a rock for the Rams. He’s consistently turned in great seasons and received plenty of well-deserved recognition. It’s safe to assume more of the same for what could possible be his final season in LA or the NFL for that matter.

Chances of making the roster (10/10)

Whitworth’s chances of making the roster are as good as John Wick surviving a freefall from atop a roof after being shot repeatedly by The Adjudicator (it’s been out since May, screw your spoiler warning).

One more ride, Big Whit...