Andrew Whitworth has been the Bengals' biggest leader for much of his career in Cincinnati, but he may not be thinking his NFL career is nearing the end, at least a Bengal.
Whitworth is set to become a free agent next year at the age of 34, and the Bengals just drafted two offensive tackles with their first two picks in the 2015 NFL Draft. That's made it very possible 2015 will be his final year in Cincinnati, which is probably a big reason why he wants quarterback Andy Dalton to assume his leadership role this year:
Nugget from Marvin Lewis' news conference that most stuck out? Coach says Andrew Whitworth has "passed [leadership] baton" to Andy Dalton— Coley Harvey (@ColeyHarvey) July 31, 2015
Marvin Lewis on Andy Dalton: "He's the unofficial team captain. He's leading in the polls." Said, he has Whit's endorsement.— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) July 31, 2015