Considering Richie Incognito’s career, it’s a bit surprising it took him 12 years to land with the Las Vegas Raiders. He’s just always been the stereotypical Raider. He’s aggressive, he’s controversial and he’s definitely a character. Though he’s 36 and has already retired once, he appears to be in the team’s plans for the next couple of years.
The Raiders are making a big move to Las Vegas this season and Incognito revealed some interesting information to Vic Tafur of The Athletic recently.
“My dad and I got a place there in 2017,” Incognito said. “We moved there to be Raiders fans when I retired. We said, ‘If we’re going to follow one team, we’re moving to Vegas to follow the Raiders.’”
Unfortunately, Incognito’s father passed away in 2018 so they were never able to move to Las Vegas together. However, he was able to get connected to the Raiders and sign with them last season. The move was met with criticism when the news broke, but Incognito played like one of the best left guards in all of football last year. Thanks to his strong play and leadership in the locker room, nobody questioned when the Raiders gave him a contract extension this offseason.