Andrew Whitworth figures to be back with the Los Angeles Rams next season, barring a change of heart from either the team or himself. And assuming he returns, he’ll be protecting the blindside of a new quarterback when the Rams take the field in Week 1.

The team has agreed to trade Jared Goff and three draft picks to the Lions for Matthew Stafford, a deal that will become official on March 17. Whitworth has spent the last four seasons blocking for Goff, but Stafford will be the one under center moving forward.