There’s been some talk around the NFL that Richie Incognito, the purported ringleader of the bullying in the Dolphins’ locker room, may not be able to find another team willing to sign him this offseason. But Dolphins guard John Jerry, who was also implicated in the bullying of Jonathan Martin, may have an even tougher time finding a job.
The Miami Herald reports that Jerry may have the toughest time overcoming the bullying scandal of any of the players implicated. That’s because Jerry was not only portrayed as a bad guy in the locker room in the Ted Wells report, but is also not a particularly good player in the first place.
The Wells report says that Jerry was the first player to start the name-calling directed at Martin in 2012, that Jerry repeatedly made sexual comments about Martin’s mother and sister, that Jerry would demean Martin in front of teammates and that Jerry said Martin wasn’t “black enough.” Jerry doesn’t exactly sound like a great guy.
And perhaps more importantly, Jerry isn’t a great player. NFL teams are willing to overlook almost anything for a player who can help them win. Unfortunately for Jerry, he may not be able to convince any NFL teams that he can help them win.