Ingram remains on the open market, but with nine years of NFL experience and three Pro Bowl selections to his name, he’s one of the top players still available. As a result, a few prominent players from around the league have done their part in recruiting the talented pass rusher.
Rams superstar defensive lineman Aaron Donald, Raiders two-time Pro-Bowl cornerback Casey Hayward and 49ers veteran corner Jason Verrett have all entered their teams into the running for the Melvin Ingram sweepstakes.
Donald, who’s notched six straight All-Pro selections on the Rams’ elite defensive unit, seems to want yet another talented pass rusher to join the squad.
— AD_99 (@AaronDonald97) June 22, 2021
Hayward took a similarly simple approach to recruitment, tagging his team under the NFL’s tweet.
Finishing the 2020 season as the 30th ranked defense in the NFL, the Raiders could certainly use some defensive help heading into 2021 — especially in the pass rush game. Las Vegas finished No. 30 in sacks as well with just 21 on the year.
— Casey Hayward (@show_case29) June 22, 2021
Finally, Verrett made a more personalized pitch to his former teammate. The two spent four seasons together with the Chargers organization from 2014-17.
“That Red n Gold wit the dreads swangin would look good on you Brodie @MelvinIngram,” Verrett wrote.
— Jason Verrett (@Jfeeva_2) June 22, 2021
Ingram has spent his entire nine-year career with the Chargers franchise, logging 96 starts, 49 sacks, 360 total tackles and 70 tackles for loss.
We’ll see if any of these recruitment tactics catch the veteran pass rusher’s eye.