Los Angeles Rams offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth got deep in his post-Super Bowl press conference following the Rams’ 13-3 loss to the Patriots at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Whitworth, a 12-year NFL veteran, appeared disappointed following a frustrating game for the Rams. He turned some heads following the game by pointing out that everyone will die someday.
“At the end of the day, we’re all gonna die.” – Rams offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth on their Super Bowl loss pic.twitter.com/PsmKjjiXKn
— Garrett Quinn (@GarrettQuinn) February 4, 2019
The full quote puts Whitworth’s words in better context.
“I realize what this game means, I cherish the crap out of it, I don’t give a crap if you have a Hall of Fame bust or you’ve been a Pro Bowler or win 20 Super Bowls,” Whitworth said. “At the end of the day, you’re all going to die, and you’re all going to have the opportunity to play football or not be playing football, and who you are, how you carry yourself, whether you pout and feel sorry for yourself is the only thing that’s going to matter, cuz that’s what people are going to remember about you.”
The 37-year-old was one of the oldest players on the Rams’ roster this season. Whitworth implied he was ready to take on the responsibility in helping his teammates work through the disappointment of losing Super Bowl LIII.
“You know what, for me, it’s the guys see me holding my head up high, they see me confident in them and there for them in any way I can moving forward,” Whitworth said.