Whitworth: Super Bowl or bust for Rams in 2021
The 15-year veteran believes the Rams need to win Super Bowl LVI.
"For us, that's just the truth," Whitworth said on NFL Network's "Good Morning Football" on Friday, according to NFL.com's Adam Maya.
"We've figured out how to win playoff games, we've made some runs in the postseason," he continued. "And this time for us and this opportunity we feel like this team, nothing short of going to that Super Bowl and winning it is good enough. And that's really the expectation level for us, even though we know that's a slippery slope. But that's where we want to be."
Much of the club's heightened expectations have come from the blockbuster offseason trade for quarterback Matthew Stafford. The Rams are now among the Super Bowl favorites.
"We're excited about having Matthew," Whitworth said.
"I think we're really excited about this year and really excited that, you know what, we won't shy away from the expectations we have for ourselves, adding a guy like Matthew Stafford, and we look forward to the challenge," he added.
The Rams would play on their home turf at SoFi Stadium if they reach the Super Bowl. They could become the second consecutive team to win the championship at home following the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020.
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