Melvin Ingram

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Chiefs, OLB Age: 32-232d Exp: 9 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#18 overall), 2012 College: South Carolina Agent(s): David Mulugheta (Athletes First)
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  • Current Contract

    Melvin Ingram signed a 1 year, $4,000,000 contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers, including a $2,925,000 signing bonus, $2,925,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $4,000,000. In 2021, Ingram will earn a base salary of $597,222, while carrying a cap hit of $597,222 and a dead cap value of $597,222.

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $4,000,000
    Signing Bonus $2,925,000
    Average Salary $4,000,000
    Total Guarantees $2,925,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $2,925,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2021 Contract details by year 32 $597,222 - $597,222 $597,222 $597,222($597,222)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $597,222 2021 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $597,222 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $597,222 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $597,222
    2022 Contract details by year 33 $1,120,000 $585,000 $1,705,000 $2,340,000 $1,120,000($1,717,222)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2022 Cap Savings: $0
    2023 Contract details by year 34 $1,165,000 $585,000 $1,750,000 $1,755,000 $1,165,000($2,882,222)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $0
    2024 Contract details by year 35 $1,210,000 $585,000 $1,795,000 $1,170,000 $1,210,000($4,092,222)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $0
    2025 Contract details by year 36 $1,255,000 $585,000 $1,840,000 $585,000 $1,255,000($5,347,222)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $0
    2022 Free Agent Year 37 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • 2022-2025 are void years ($2.34M of dead cap)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Current Dead Contracts

    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Dead Cap Hit Yearly Cash
    2021 Player contract details by year $477,778 $585,000 - $1,062,778 $3,402,778($3,402,778)
    2022 Player contract details by year - $2,340,000 - $2,340,000 -($3,402,778)

    Previous Contracts

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    2017-2020

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $64,000,000
    Signing Bonus $10,500,000
    Average Salary $16,000,000
    Total Guarantees $34,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $34,000,000
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA

    2012-2016Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $8,398,236
    Signing Bonus $4,547,808
    Average Salary $2,099,559
    Total Guarantees $7,648,236
    Guaranteed at Signing $7,648,236
    Free Agent: 2017 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $390,000 $4,547,808 - - - - - $4,937,808
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $771,738 - - - - - - $771,738
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $1,153,476 - - - - - - $1,153,476
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $785,214 - $750,000 - - - $60,703 $1,595,917
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $7,751,000 - - - - - - $7,751,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $5,000,000 $10,500,000 $7,250,000 - - - - $22,750,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $11,250,000 - - - - - - $11,250,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $17,000,000 - - - - - - $17,000,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $14,000,000 - - - - - $12,399 $14,012,399
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $597,222 - - - - - - $597,222
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $477,778 $2,925,000 - - - - - $3,402,778
    10 seasons $59,176,428 $17,972,808 $8,000,000 - - - $73,102 $85,222,338
    $59,176,428 $17,972,808 $8,000,000 - - - $73,102 $85,222,338
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    5 seasons Player Cash Earnings $10,851,428 $4,547,808 $750,000 - - - $60,703 $16,209,939
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $47,250,000 $10,500,000 $7,250,000 - - - $12,399 $65,012,399
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $597,222 - - - - - - $597,222
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $477,778 $2,925,000 - - - - - $3,402,778
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 10/05/2018, $20,054

      Roughing the Passer against CJ Beathard (SF)


    • Player contract details by year 09/21/2018, $20,054

      Roughing the Passer against Josh Allen (BUF)


    • Player contract details by year 09/15/2017, $24,309

      Roughing the Passer against Trevor Siemian (DEN)


    • Player contract details by year 10/12/2012, $15,750

      for roughing Saints quarterback Drew Brees


    • TOTAL: $80,167

  • Transactions

    Nov 2 2021Traded to Kansas City (KC) from Pittsburgh (PIT) for 2022 6th round pick
    Jul 20 2021Signed a 1 year $4 million contract with Pittsburgh (PIT)
    Sep 21 2018Fined $20,054 Roughing the Passer against Josh Allen (BUF)
    Sep 15 2017Fined $24,309 Roughing the Passer against Trevor Siemian (DEN)
    Jun 11 2017Signed a 4 year $64 million contract extension with Los Angeles (LAC)
    Feb 27 2017Offered a 1 year $14.55M franchise tag by Los Angeles (LAC)
    Apr 7 2015San Diego (SD) exercised a $7.751 million 5th year option for 2016
    May 8 2012Signed a 4 year $8.39 million contract with San Diego (SD)
    Apr 26 2012Drafted by San Diego (SD): Round 1 (#18 overall)
  • 2021 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Melvin Ingram ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2021 KC 10 10 2 381 49.0 1.5 16 7 9
    2020 LAC 7 7 7 361 34.8 10 5 5 1
    2019 LAC 13 13 13 677 68.8 7 48 39 9 1
    2018 LAC 16 16 16 912 88.1 7 43 28 15 1 1
    2017 LAC 16 16 16 891 85.2 10.5 56 43 13
    2016 SD 16 16 16 961 90.7 8 60 46 14 6
    2015 SD 16 16 16 962 10.5 65 52 13 4
    2014 SD 9 9 9 497 4 29 21 8 2
    2013 SD 4 4 1 120 1 8 4 4 1
    2012 SD 16 16 2 461 1 41 16 13 1
    Totals 123 123 98 6,223 - 51 376 261 103 15 3