The Buffalo Bills gave guard Richie Incognito a chance when nobody else would. After spending a year in exile following a bullying scandal during the 2013 season as a member of the Miami Dolphins, Incognito joined the Bills in 2015 and immediately paid dividends. The veteran was named to the Pro Bowl after the season, a feat he would repeat during each of his three years in Buffalo.
While Incognito has retired, that fact does nothing to change his performance from 2017, which was once again worthy of consideration for the best salary cap values on Buffalo’s roster.
2017 Cap Hit (per Spotrac): $4.925 million (3.18% of 2017 Cap)
2017 Cap Hit Rank by Position: 23rd among guards
2017 Vital Stats: 16 games, 16 starts (98.86% of offensive snaps), 6 penalties, 60 yards, 3 sacks allowed
Incognito counted more against the salary cap than all but 6 other players on the Bills’ roster in 2017, but his play more than justified the hit. Pro Football Focus graded Incognito as above-average, as the often-controversial and always-entertaining guard earned an overall grade of 80.5 last year. That number was good for 12th at his position. Given that his cap number was 23rd among all guards, it’s clear that the Bills received solid value for Incognito’s services.
Best 2017 Bills salary cap values
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