Cincinnati Bengals fans and other onlookers instantly hopped back on the Andrew Whitworth idea as soon as the Bengals made it through their playoff opener and had to confront the reality of the Jonah Williams injury.
That obviously didn’t happen, but it was only natural for people to loop back to the idea once Williams suffered a dislocated kneecap. After all, that’s an injury to left tackle, Whitworth’s natural spot.
Whitworth heard the calls on the Monday after the game and made a point to shut them down, though:
It’s a Hollywood-esque idea that Whitworth would come out of retirement for a few games and uplift the franchise he spent the majority of his career with to the Super Bowl, but of course not a realistic one if he hasn’t been keeping in game shape, among other factors.
And luckily for the Bengals, the team describes Williams and guard Alex Cappa as “week-to-week” injuries, so there’s always a chance they can get back soon if the Bengals stay alive.