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LA Chargers: Why trading Melvin Ingram is an absurd idea

LA Chargers (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
LA Chargers (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

2. The LA Chargers could be a playoff team. Why trade an elite player from a playoff team?

The LA Chargers have a really talented roster that is filled with offensive weapons and defensive studs. Ultimately, the team’s success is going to boil down to Tyrod Taylor and the offensive line, but they certainly have the talent to make it into the playoffs and steal a playoff game.

So if you are a team that is in the position to do that why would you trade one of your most dynamic players on the defensive side of the ball? What benefit is there in actively getting less talented in a year that could be a positive one to build on?

I completely and wholeheartedly mean this: I think it is more valuable to a team to get playoff experience than it is to get a future third-round pick. Sure, that pick could turn into Keenan Allen, but it could also be Pipkins. Playoff experience is unrivaled.

We will dive into more of the larger picture in the next slide, but just for 2020, it makes absolutely no sense to part ways with Ingram. The team should not be a seller at this point and it has already made it clear that they are not going to be sellers with all of the free-agent signings they made in the offseason.

Melvin Ingram is important to this defense. And by trading him, the team could be throwing away a special opportunity and jumping into one they might not be ready for.

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