During the last eight of his 11 seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, Andrew Whitworth played left tackle and protected a couple of very good quarterbacks.
With Whitworth minding their blind side, Carson Palmer and Andy Dalton each led the Bengals to the playoffs.
So it was no surprise in March when the Rams and new coach Sean McVay pursued the three-time Pro Bowl selection, and guaranteed him a handsome sum, to protect quarterback Jared Goff, the top pick in the 2016 draft.
Whitworth already sees traits that Goff shares with his previous high-profile teammates, especially the more “laid back” Palmer.
“It’s just getting him to let it out and be confident and be...