Rams’ star lineman Andrew Whitworth wanted to sign with Giants in 2017


Andrew Whitworth wanted to be a Giant when he left the Bengals to test the free-agent waters in 2017.

“I actually had reached out and wanted to be a Giant just because I knew Eli Manning really well,” Whitworth told The Post. “But they kinda said no because they thought they were gonna continue with Ereck Flowers at left tackle, and that obviously didn’t end up working the next year. Once we got into it and realized that wasn’t an option, the Jets showed some interest but it wasn’t really something that I was that interested in doing.”

Rams offensive lineman Andrew Whitworth
Rams offensive lineman Andrew Whitworth

Instead, Whitworth signed a three-year, $36 million deal with the Rams. Giants GM Jerry Reese was fired and replaced by Dave Gettleman in 2017. Gettleman signed LT Nate Solder to a four-year, $62 million contract to replace Flowers and drafted Andrew Thomas with the fourth pick of the 2020 NFL Draft to replace Solder.

Whitworth? He’s the 40-year-old Rams LT playing in Super Bowl 2022 against the Bengals.


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