Two reasons why the Titans and Chargers should be ideal partners.
The whole point in this trade is that the Chargers get to move their compensatory pick up a year, and they get a player in Vic Beasley who they can choose to sign in the offseason or let him walk for another compensatory pick.
However, for the trade to work, it has to be contingent on Melvin Ingram agreeing that he will play immediately for the Titans. That means that he would need to agree to a new deal before the trade was made.
Luckily, Tennessee has two big chips on their side. The first is that David Mulugheta is Ingram’s agent, and he just so happens to be the agent for Kevin Byard and Kenny Vaccaro, so he and Jon Robinson know each other well.
Secondly, Tennessee has no state income tax compared to California which has the NFL’s highest income tax at 13.3%. So, a two year, $30 million deal counts the same on the books for the Titans and the Chargers, but if you live in Tennessee you actually get $4 million more just for having a different zip code.
Keeping that in mind, Mulugheta also said that Melvin Ingram isn’t sitting out in search of more guaranteed money. So, why not add a year to his deal and give him some more guaranteed money in 2020 and 2021 while also reducing his cap hit?