3. Melvin Ingram’s leadership is valuable to the LA Chargers
This is what separates Melvin Ingram from any other cheap depth edge rusher that the LA Chargers could sign at this point in free agency. Ingram is a veteran presence in the locker room, a leader for so many of those guys and that is extremely valuable to the team.
This is a team that is undergoing a culture change. The coaching staff has almost completely been changed over to Brandon Staley’s staff and the front office has parted ways with some notable veterans as well.
This is a team that is building towards Brandon Staley’s vision.
While there are going to be new players on the defense that have not played with Ingram before, his familiarity with most of the defense as well as some of the younger players, such as Nwosu, can make a transition like this much easier to make.
In Ingram, there is a player that the LA Chargers are more than familiar with and have seen operate in the building. They know exactly what they are getting from a leadership standpoint and it makes more sense to go after a familiar face like Ingram instead of a different veteran edge rusher for the same role.
Bring Melvin Ingram back to Los Angeles.