Los Angeles Chargers should trade Melvin Ingram to the Tennessee Titans
By Will Lomas
How do the players stack up?
I actually don’t hate Vic Beasley or even his fit with the Titans, but it sure seems like he has no interest in doing anything in Nashville other than collect a paycheck.
After showing up a week late to training (despite that costing him half a million dollars), he isn’t in shape enough to take part in practices yet. Right now he is a walking red flag and a change of scenery is best for everyone involved.
Like I said though, the player Vic Beasley actually offers a lot to a team. Over the last two years, look at how Beasley and Ingram stack up:
Vic Beasley in 32 games: 13 sacks (0.41 per game), 15 TFLs (0.47), 20 QB hits (0.63)
Melvin Ingram in 29 games: 14 sacks (0.48), 19 TFLs (0.66), 28 QB hits (0.97)
Obviously Ingram is better across the board, but the difference isn’t massive and you have to remember that Beasley is three years younger than Melvin Ingram.
The Chargers are still figuring out who is going to be the QB this year, so getting a younger player that you might want to extend is better than an older player if your peak is at least two years away.
I think it would be fun for both teams if the Titans and the Chargers got a deal done where they swapped Vic Beasley for Melvin Ingram and then including a conditional 4th round pick that disappeared if the Chargers got a compensatory pick in exchange for letting Beasley walk in free agency.