While it could be argued that Mark Ingram was a disappointment on the NFL level, it is because he came in with the Heisman pedigree, and a look at his actual production shows a very good NFL Running Back. Ingram did not see a lot of touches in his first three seasons, and his peak in that period was 631 Yards from Scrimmage in the 2012 campaign. This wasn’t bad, but he had a lot more to offer.
In 2014, Ingram rushed for 964 Yards, and he was used as a receiving option more, which allowed him to have 1,109 Yards from Scrimmage. Ingram was named to the Pro Bowl, and over the next three seasons, he exceeded 1,100 YFS, with the latter two seasons (2016 & 2017) seeing the Running Back go over 1,000 Rushing Yards. Ingram again went to the Pro Bowl in 2017.
With the arrival of Alvin Kamara, Ingram saw fewer touches in 2018, and he left the team as a Free Agent in 2019 to sign with the Baltimore Ravens. With the Saints, Ingram tallied 7,605 Yards with 55 Touchdowns.