Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 8/3/13
In college, Mark Ingram won the Heisman Trophy. Unfortunately for Ingram and New Orleans, that success has not carried over to the NFL level.In two years with New Orleans, Ingram has only gained 1,076 yards and scored 10 TDs. I don't think that things are going to change anytime soon for Ingram or New Orleans.New Orleans still has that one guy playing quarterback -- Drew Brees! In 2012, Brees led the NFL in passing yards (5,177) and passing touchdowns (43).This is great for New Orleans but not so great for Ingram. A team with an elite QB such as Drew Brees does not find the need to run the ball often. In 2012, Ingram carried the ball only 156 times. This total is only 29 more than QB Cam Newton's 127 carries. Even if Ingram begins to play better, it is unlikely that he will ever rack up fantasy points because New Orleans is going to be pass-happy as long as Drew Brees is playing there.In 2013, expect Ingram to split carries with Pierre Thomas and at times, Darren Sproles. Sproles is...
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