Raiders’ Jon Gruden wants Richie Incognito around for a few more years
Richie Incognito is the oldest guard in the NFL at 36 years old. However, the Oakland Raiders aren’t opposed to keeping him on-board. Specifically, they would like to have him around for a few more years.
A standout starting left guard for the Raiders; it doesn’t seem like Incognito is going anywhere, despite his age. According to Oakland head coach Jon Gruden, the team would like to have him around for a few more years. Not one, a few more.
“[I]f you ask the players, I would say he’s probably one of the guys that they look up to the most, and he’s a fun guy to be around,” Gruden said of Incognito, via The Raiders Wire. “You can’t believe everything you read. Let me say it like that. You know, he’s had some well-documented issues in his past, but he is a great teammate, he’s a great player, he’s a heck of a leader, and we’re glad we have him. We’re trying to keep him on for another three or four years.”
If the Raiders were to hypothetically keep Incognito around for another three or four years, as Gruden said they want to do, he’d be by far the oldest guard in the NFL and perhaps, by then, the oldest offense lineman.
Currently, Andrew Whitworth and Don Muhlbach are the oldest linemen in the NFL, as they are each 38 years old.
Incognito retired at the age of 35 years old. After one year in retirement, he came back to the league, signing with the Raiders. He faced a two-game suspension when he returned for a series of off-the-field incidents.