Bengals News: Andrew Whitworth retirement, Jackson Carman situation

Andrew Whitworth (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Andrew Whitworth (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

Bengals news revolves around Andrew Whitworth potentially snubbing the team that drafted him and also Jackson Carman declining to comment on some troubling news surrounding him. 

With the 55th overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals selected Andrew Whitworth out of LSU. What transpired was an 11-year career spent in the Queen City with the organization that drafted him.

During Whitworth’s 11-year tenure in Cincinnati, he was voted to three Pro Bowls and was named All-Pro once. Fans were sad when his time with the stripes came to a close but they understood when he moved on and became a member of the Los Angeles Rams.

Funny enough, Whitworth’s first and only Super Bowl title came against the team that he had spent over a decade with. He called it a career after winning Super Bowl LVI with the Rams and that title might have been enough to sway him to retire as a member of the Rams.

On the Pivot Podcast, Whitworth said:

"“Would we retire Rams if we win the Super Bowl, right? Then, I think as our time here expanded and really what we’ve become to this community and the ways we’ve been able to invest, I think it’s so special to us.”"

In other Bengals news, Jackson Carman was asked about the Defector story that surfaced before the draft. He declined to comment on the situation, as did Zac Taylor when he was asked about it awhile back. Some fans were frustrated that the media weren’t asking Carman directly and now, at least someone finally did ask.

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With the Whitworth retirement news, it’d hurt Bengals fans’ feelings if he chose to retire with the Rams considering how long he was donning the stripes. At the same time, though, he did win a Super Bowl with the Rams, so it might not be too big of a slap in the face.

As for Carman, if more is released on this story, we’ll be sure to discuss it.