Nick Underhill of the Advocate points out that Saints RB Mark Ingram has a clause in his contract that will make him an unrestricted free agent next year if he’s named a first-team All-Pro this year by the Associated Press.
Ingram is in the midst of an impressive 2017 season in which he currently ranks No. 4 in rushing yards (806) and No. 1 in rushing touchdowns (8). He’s also No. 2 in yards per carry this year at 5.2.
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.
Ingram, 27, 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 $3 million and $4 million over the final two years of the agreement.
In 2017, Ingram has appeared in 10 games and rushed for 806 yards on 155 carries (5.2 YPC) to go along with 34 receptions for 213 yards receiving and eight total touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 20 running back out of 60 qualifying players.