Melvin Ingram signs multi-year contract extension with Chargers

  • Melvin Ingram signs multi-year contract extension with Chargers

Melvin Ingram signs multi-year contract extension with Chargers

The Chargers placed the franchise tag on Ingram in late February, but negotiations between the edge rushers and the team stalled. However, those concerns and any speculation that Ingram could hold out of training camp were put to rest following Sunday's news. After a few injury-plagued seasons Ingram stacked up 18.5 sacks the last two years.

With the tandem of Ingram and Bosa set to torment opposing quarterbacks weekly, the Chargers should have one of the best pass-rushing duos in the National Football League for at least four more years to come.

The deal is worth up to $66 million, according to ESPN, with $42 million guaranteed.

With an average salary of $16.5 million per season, that only leaves Ingram behind Von Miller ($19 million) and Justin Houston ($16.8 million) among linebackers on a per-year basis. Throughout his five-year career, he's tallied 197 total tackles, 24.5 sacks and 12 forced fumbles.

Earlier in the offseason, former SC star Stephon Gilmore received a huge contract from the New England Patriots.

The Chargers (then in San Diego) selected Ingram with the 18th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

The Chargers announced the agreement after spending the past four months at odds with the pass rusher.