Free agent guard Richie Incognito is still hoping to land with an NFL team for this coming season. The Pro Bowler’s offseason has been filled with drama after drama.
Incognito originally retired from the NFL before backtracking and asking for his release from the Buffalo Bills. Since then, Incognito was named ambassador for the non profit Boo2Bullying campaign. Given his history of bullying, that was somewhat of an interesting turn.
In talking about what the future might bring for him, the 35-year-old Incognito indicated that he would love to enter the political world.
“I’m all about the land of opportunity. I’m about enriching everybody in America. And, you know, hopefully one day run for public office,” Incognito told TMZ Sports. “I see myself as a public servant now, now that I’m done playing. I love it. I want to be a politician.”
It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to realize what political affiliation Incognito would take up. Back in 2016, the 12-year veteran endorsed then candidate Donald Trump for president.
“I think that he can help this nation get back to a world superpower,” Incognito told Bleacher Report. “Where I think he could help is putting us first again and having that—it’s my mentality, too—having that tough attitude where you put America first and everyone’s thinking we’re the greatest nation in the world.”
Well, there you have it. Football player turned politician. Heck, maybe a run for the highest office could be in store. Though, Jay Cutler’s status as a reality television star might give him the upper hand over his veteran counterpart.