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jeanpierre 01-28-2018 08:51 PM

With contract year looming, Mark Ingram says his best years are still in front of him
 

The Dude 01-28-2018 08:57 PM

Re: With contract year looming, Mark Ingram says his best years are still in front of him
 
Sign him.
His ability and willingness to work along with Kamara in the backfield alone is worth it. You can tell those guys love playing together and each embrace their role. It’s going to be hard to find another back that’s willing to split carries like that and enjoy doing so.

ChrisXVI 01-28-2018 09:05 PM

Re: With contract year looming, Mark Ingram says his best years are still in front of him
 
This is really hard to believe, but Ingram only needs 734 yards to surpass Deuce and become the Saints all-time leader in rushing yards.

jeanpierre 01-28-2018 10:09 PM

Re: With contract year looming, Mark Ingram says his best years are still in front of him
 
It'll be a numbers game, but I wouldn't offer him any more than league average of a Top 20 RB, he's not even our best RB...

Kamara now gives the Saints the leverage they need to get Ingram at a bargain rate, allowing the team to address other needs...

SaintFanInATLHELL 01-28-2018 11:08 PM

Re: With contract year looming, Mark Ingram says his best years are still in front of him
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jeanpierre (Post 790944)
It'll be a numbers game, but I wouldn't offer him any more than league average of a Top 20 RB, he's not even our best RB...

Kamara now gives the Saints the leverage they need to get Ingram at a bargain rate, allowing the team to address other needs...

If Ingram is smart he won't bite. His next contract is likely his last big contract. No matter what ties he has with the Saints, he has to cash out.

It's interesting how most folks here wants players to take the hometown discount for the benefit of the team and to the detriment to their own financial future. Football careers, espeically running backs, are simply too short to be sentimental.

SFIAH

jeanpierre 01-29-2018 07:41 AM

Re: With contract year looming, Mark Ingram says his best years are still in front of him
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SaintFanInATLHELL (Post 790945)
If Ingram is smart he won't bite. His next contract is likely his last big contract. No matter what ties he has with the Saints, he has to cash out.

It's interesting how most folks here wants players to take the hometown discount for the benefit of the team and to the detriment to their own financial future. Football careers, espeically running backs, are simply too short to be sentimental.

SFIAH

Well, in all fairness to the team and fans, Ingram was spotted a R1 contract the first four years before he finally produce...

SaintFanInATLHELL 01-29-2018 08:22 AM

Re: With contract year looming, Mark Ingram says his best years are still in front of him
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jeanpierre (Post 790955)
Well, in all fairness to the team and fans, Ingram was spotted a R1 contract the first four years before he finally produce...

That's irrelevant. He had a R1 contract because he was picked R1. He had an R1 grade at the time with reports showing a pick in the 15-20 range as being appropriate. Ingram's next contract is based on recent production.

All I'm saying is that trying to retain Ingram at a bargain bin price will backfire. The league knows he's a top 5 back. So if the Saints want him, they'll have to pay him accordingly.

SFIAH

ScottF 01-29-2018 09:12 AM

Re: With contract year looming, Mark Ingram says his best years are still in front of him
 
He will be 29 when this contract is up, and the decline of RB's that age is well-documented.
The plus side is that since he has never been a feature back he doesn't have as much wear-and-tear as others his age.
Right now he is a bargain: https://overthecap.com/position/running-back/

As always, the market will dictate his price. At $5 to $6 million I'd keep him

vpheughan 01-29-2018 10:13 AM

Re: With contract year looming, Mark Ingram says his best years are still in front of him
 
How many years as a a Pro did it take Brees "To Produce"?

ScottF 01-29-2018 10:59 AM

Re: With contract year looming, Mark Ingram says his best years are still in front of him
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by vpheughan (Post 790963)
How many years as a a Pro did it take Brees "To Produce"?

apples and oranges: HOF QB vs late blooming RB

The league's oldest running backs were Sproles and Gore at 34
There were 6 starting quarterbacks older than 35


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