Ingram’s contract included a clause that would have made him an unrestricted free agent in 2018 if he was named a first-team All-Pro.
It’s worth mentioning that the AP changed the rules for the running back position last year from two first-team running backs to one running back and one flex player. However, Ingram didn’t garner a single vote at either position (NFLTR).
Ingram, 28, is a former first-round pick of the Saints back in 2011. He played out his rookie contract before returning to the Saints on a four-year, $16 million contract that included $7.6 million guaranteed a few years ago.
Ingram stands to make a base salary of $4 million in the final year of the agreement.
In 2017, Ingram appeared in all 16 games and rushed for 1,124 yards on 230 carries (4.9 YPC) to go along with 58 receptions for 416 yards receiving and 12 total touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 22 running back out of 60 qualifying players.