Buffalo Bills guard Richie Incognito was completely out of football in 2014 and played just eight games in the year prior. His time away from the game was due to his role in the bullying scandal involving Jonathan Martin with the Miami Dolphins.
It was a long road back for Incognito, but it was one that worked out extremely well. On Monday, the Bills announced he's headed to the Pro Bowl as an injury replacement for Arizona Cardinals guard Mike Iupati.
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Incognito was one of the best guards in the league this season, and was far-and-away the Bills' best offensive lineman. According to Mike Rodak of ESPN, the Bills averaged 6.58 yards per carry when running towards Incognito, which is the highest average for any team since 2006.
Bills averaged 6.58 YPC on runs toward left guard (Incognito) in '15, the best rate by any team since @ESPNStatsInfo began tracking in 2006.— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) January 25, 2016
Rex Ryan and the Bills took a flier on Incognito in the offseason when they signed him and made him their starting guard, but needless to say it was the right choice for both parties.