Whitworth was set to be a free agent when the new league year opened, and there was hope in Bengaldom that a reunion could be possible.
But as the new league year officially began, the Rams agreed to a three-year, $30 million deal with Whitworth, which also made a little history in the process.
The #Rams are giving LT Andrew Whitworth a 3-year deal worth $30M, source said. He can get up to $37.5M — $12.5M fully guaranteed. It's the highest paying contract signed by 35+ year old non-QB in NFL history.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 18, 2020
While it would have been great to get Whitworth back for a Bengals team that desperately needs offensive line help, it’s great to see he got another big contract that will pay him nicely until he retires. He was typically underpaid in Cincinnati, so it’s nice to see him cashing in during the latter parts of his career.
Meanwhile, the Bengals will likely rely on Jonah Williams and Bobby Hart to hold down the fort at offensive tackle in 2020.