2. Mark Ingram
Alvin Kamara had to miss time last season due to injury and when Tony Jones Jr. also missed time, the Saints had to add help at running back. That’s why they reunited with former Saints running back Mark Ingram, who they had spent a first-round pick on in the 2011 NFL Draft.
The Heisman Trophy winner initially played for New Orleans for eight years before signing with the Ravens where he spent the next two years. Ingram signed with the Texans last offseason but only played in seven games for them before NOLA traded for him.
While Ingram wasn’t a superstar during his return to the Big Easy, it was nice having him in the offense while Kamara was out. He’s under contract for the 2022 season and will be kept around due to Kamara missing time with a suspension but this is probably going to be it for Ingram.
Not only is the former first-round pick no longer a full-time starting-caliber running back but he’ll be 33 this time next year. That’s not a prime age for a running back. He probably won’t be back in the black and gold in 2023.