Barkevious Mingo spent only one season with the New England Patriots, but it ended with him winning his only championship ring. Mingo was part of the Patriots team that beat the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl 51, and came back from a 28-3 deficit along the way.
Four years later, he now finds himself as a Falcon after having signed a one-year free agency pact with the organization. But even now he cannot escape 28-3, being asked about the game during his introductory conference call with the Atlanta media.
“I’m pretty sure that nobody wants to hear that, but — from my perspective — it was a crazy game and one that I will never forget,” Mingo said. “It’s crazy how it unfolded and it’s a game I will never forget, but, like I said, I’m not going to bore you guys with it.”
After arriving in New England via trade from the Cleveland Bowns, the former first-round draft pick went on to play all 19 games for the Patriots during the 2016 season. The final one was the Super Bowl, during which he was on the field for 23 special teams snaps and registered a team-leading two kicking game tackles.
Following his departure from the Patriots, Mingo bounced around the league. He spent time with the Indianapolis Colts (2017), Seattle Seahawks (2018), Houston Texans (2019) and Chicago Bears (2020) before signing a contract with the Falcons last week.