Richie Incognito is coming off of one of the best seasons in his career. He's also coming off of a one-year deal with the team. Now, Incognito is looking to cash in on a new contract and the Buffalo Bills are reportedly frustrated.
Per a league source with knowledge of the situation, the Bills think Incognito should give the team that gave him a second chance a break, accepting less than perhaps what he could get elsewhere. The Bills are getting frustrated, we’re told, with Incognito’s refusal to take what they’ll give him.
This is certainly a tricky situation for the Bills and Incognito. Buffalo took a chance by signing the left guard last season after he missed more than one season after a bullying scandal arose in Miami. There's no way of knowing if another team would have eventually come along to sign Incognito, but if he sat out the 2015 season his career in the NFL would most likely be over. From Buffalo's point of view, they gave Incognito a chance to get back into the NFL and the team believes Incognito should sign with them at a discounted rate.
Incognito's point of view is pretty simple. He'll be 33 this season and the contract he signs this offseason will likely be his last in the NFL. It's his final chance to "cash in" after a Pro Bowl season.
Although the Bills are reportedly frustrated, it's hard to believe that a deal won't be reached. Incognito has stressed that he wants to return to the Bills and GM Doug Whaley has also stated that he wants to keep the offensive line together.null