Melvin Ingram returning to the Chiefs would be a good move at the defensive end position. He provided a much-needed spark to an unsuccessful Chiefs’ pass rush when he arrived via a trade from the Pittsburgh Steelers. In nine games with Kansas City, Ingram started six of those games. He recorded eight tackles, two TFL, five QB hits, and one sack. Those stats may not be eye-popping, but he complements the other defensive end well. For years he was lined up on the opposite end, sometimes next to Joey Bosa, and those two caused havoc on opposing offenses. There is a concern for injury with Ingram as he has a history of knee problems.
Ingram will turn 33 in the 2022-23 season and could be one of his last contracts. He turned Kansas City down in 2021-22 offseason to sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers for one year, $4,000,000 only to be traded to Kansas City. I could see the Chiefs offering a similar contract he received from the Steelers. KC could add incentives into his contract, and I am sure he wants to play on a contending football team.
Ingram could once again provide a relentless pass rush if he receives help on the other side. If the Chiefs were to resign Ingram at a cost friendly deal they could add to some help at other positions of need. This is a no-brainer for general manager Brett Veach, assuming Ingram wants to return to KC. I would assume other teams witnessed Ingram’s output while with Kansas City and could attempt to sign him out of KC’s price range.