I have felt that the bullying situation with Incognito in Miami would blow over by the time the NFL season came around and that he would end up back on a team, but my opinion doesn’t mean as much as an NFL insider like SI/NBC Sports’ Peter King, who feels the same way.
During an interview with the Dan Le Batard Show on Friday, King said he thinks Incognito, an eight-year veteran, will end up signed this year.
“I will bet anybody out there [that Incognito will be signed],” King told Le Batard. “I think Incognito will be signed, even if it’s this year. You know why? Because he’s good. And the NFL can forgive anything. And they can forget anything. Because this guy’s good — he’ll make the team better. If there’s a playoff team out there that needs a really good guard … somebody’s going to sign Richie Incognito on an incentive-laden contract and he’s going to make a lot of money.”
King believes Incognito will take some anger management/human respect type of classes to build back his reputation, possibly be suspended for a little while, and then get signed. He also believes that Incognito will be smart enough to know to shut his mouth and play the part of a quiet teammate.
I have felt similarly, which is why I thought he’d end up back on another team. As long as he’s in an environment where others can put him in check and he’s not a team leader, he might be a decent guy to have around. It would just be a matter of him being in the right situation.Google+