Top Ten Chargers of 2019: Melvin Ingram and Mike Williams
6. Melvin Ingram
One of the longest-tenured Chargers on the team, Melvin Ingram continued to bring his experience and skill to the table in 2019. Sacking quarterbacks and taking names with his defensive end partner in crime Joey Bosa (he’s coming up soon), it was another great year stats wise for Ingram.
Had he not missed time, he may have found himself higher up the list with some more sacks or pressures.
Ingram hasn’t really missed a step in his eighth year, and it’s possible he’s even more dangerous now. His athleticism is still there, even in a season somewhat bogged down by a hamstring injury, and that spin move is deadly.
Eight sacks isn’t a career-high for Ingram, but as said earlier, he did miss three games and might have easily broke his career highs otherwise. A favorite Ingram play of mine from 2019:
2020 New Year’s Resolution: Please get this man some interior line help so he can feast on quarterbacks even more in 2020.
5. Mike Williams
In some ways, it still feels like the Chargers still might only be scratching the surface when it comes to Mike Williams. Williams only had 49 catches, but for 1,001 (!!!) yards. That’s the highest yards per catch since DeSean Jackson in 2014.
Averaging 20.4 yards per catch is absolutely nuts, especially in a season where Williams was dealing with a knee injury throughout the year.
Jackson, fittingly, feels like a nice comparison to what Williams can be at the height of his powers. Obviously, not quite as fast, but he’s six inches taller and can make some beautiful catches on the sideline.
Keenan Allen will be the number one receiver as long as he’s here, but the speed and explosiveness of Williams was awesome to see, and he can be an even more fearsome number two receiver next year. The best Williams highlight of 2019:
Mike Williams getting after it early‼️#GBvsLAC
— PFF (@PFF) November 3, 2019
2020 New Year’s Resolution: More possession catches to open up the deep ball option even more for him as a weapon.