So, I was at the dentist getting work done. I was expecting to come home to see that we signed Chris Simms. Instead, I came home and saw that the Chiefs got an unexpected case of the Ingles. Ingle Martin? Really? I’d rather get a case of the shingles. Or go back to the dentist. Damn, this is disappointing.
Regardless, I did some reading up on Martin, which made me feel a little bit better. He went to Florida out of high school, where he was Rex Grossman‘s back-up his freshman year, and was the starter his sophomore year until he got benched in favor of Chris Leak before the fifth game. He also played quite a bit of punter and wide receiver at Florida, so he is a versatile athlete.
He then transferred to I-AA Furman, where he shattered all kinds of records. As a high school Parade All-American, he also played some safety. He was also highly recruited by Alabama (ironic), Tennessee, LSU and Virginia as a quarterback, but eventually decided it would be great to be a Florida Gator. The only injury he’s ever sustained, that I’ve dug up at least, is a concussion. He seems durable, unlike someone we know. He’s also only 26.
After being drafted in the fifth round back in 2006, Martin has spent time with both the Packers and Titans. He backed up Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay, and was buried on the practice squad behind Vince Young and Kerry “Tom” Collins in Tennessee. On those teams, it’s easy to see why he was never given a shot.
One other thing. His first name is Harry. Ingle is his middle name. Brodie Croyle‘s actual first name is John, as Brodie is his middle name. It’s kind of curious that they both went with their abnormal middle names, but I’m cool with it. After all, Brodie and Ingle is a helluva lot more interesting than Harry and John.
If there are any Florida, Furman, Packers, SEC or Titans fans (xxxlp?) that know anything about Ingle, please drop some knowledge in the comments…
(hat tip: kcchiefsfan56)