Houston Texans Sign Mark Ingram Jr. to 1 Year Contract


On Thursday, March 11th, 2021 the Houston Texans announced that they have reached an agreement to sign the former New Orleans Saints and Baltimore Ravens veteran star running back, Mark Ingram Jr., to a 1 – year contract worth up to $3 million. Ingram Jr. will now share the Houston Texans backfield with their starting prolific running back David Johnson. News of this signing comes just weeks after the Houston Texas released their pass catching halfback in Duke Johnson.

Contract Details

Mark’s new 1 – year deal valued at approximately $3 million includes a $500,000.00 signing bonus, $500,000.00 of total guaranteed money, and a couple of incentives. The first being a $250,000.00 bonus for reaching 750 or more rushing yards as well as another $250,000.00 if he is able to rush for 1,000 or more yards during the 2021 – 2022 season of the National Football League. These may be quite difficult for him to achieve if he is splitting carries with David Johnson assuming that Johnson remains healthy during this upcoming NFL season. Ingram Jr. is now currently scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent next year in 2022.

Football Background

Mark just so happens to be the son of the former New York Giants wide receiver, Mark Ingram Sr., so professional football is in his blood. Ingram Jr. was born in Hackensack, New Jersey, but he attended high school in Michigan. For his freshman, sophomore, and junior years of high school he went to Grand Blanc Community High School in Grand Blanc, Michigan. For his senior year he attended Flint Southwestern Academy in Flint, Michigan. He was an amazing football star in high school, and Mark ultimately was recruited to enroll at the University of Alabama in order to play college football for the Crimson Tide under their legendary head coach, Nick Saban.

In 2009 Ingram Jr. had an unbelievable college football season at the running position for the Alabama Crimson Tide. Mark helped lead them to the NCAA BCS National Championship as well as winning the prestigious Heisman Trophy Award. Ingram Jr. was eventually selected by the New Orleans Saints with the 28th overall pick in the first round of the 2011 NFL draft. He excelled at the running back position for the New Orleans Saints from 2011 to 2018 before signing a three – year $15 million contract with the Baltimore Ravens, but on January 19th, 2021 Mark was waived by the Baltimore Ravens making him an unrestricted free agent during the 2021 NFL offseason.

Now he is looking to rejuvenate his career in the National Football League with the Houston Texans who have been an organization surrounded by turmoil and controversy for the last year or so. Hopefully for Ingram Jr. he can help the Houston Texans turn things around during the 2021 – 2022 NFL season as their secondary running back now that the Houston Texans have released Duke Johnson.

Mark Ingram Jr.’s Career Achievements, Honors, and Awards

  • 3 Time NFL Pro Bowl Selection (2014, 2017, 2019)
  • Second – Team All – SEC (2010)
  • Heisman Trophy Award Winner (2009)
  • BCS National Champion (2009)
  • SEC Champion (2009)
  • Sporting News Player of the Year (2009)
  • SEC Offensive Player of the Year (2009)
  • Unanimous All – American (2009)
  • First – Team All – SEC (2009)

Odds to Win Super Bowl LVI

According to Intertops sportsbook these are the odds to win Super Bowl LVI as of Thursday, March 11th, 2021. Currently the Houston Texans have the second to worst odds out of the 32 NFL Franchises to win Super Bowl LVI outright.

Team                                                   Odds

Kansas City Chiefs                             +450

Green Bay Packers                             +850

Tampa Bay Buccaneers                      +850

Buffalo Bills                                         +1100

Los Angeles Rams                              +1200

San Francisco 49ers                            +1400

Baltimore Ravens                               +1600

New Orleans Saints                            +2000

Indianapolis Colts                               +2000

Cleveland Browns                              +2000

Seattle Seahawks                                +2000

Miami Dolphins                                  +2500

Los Angeles Chargers                        +2800

Dallas Cowboys                                  +2800

Tennessee Titans                                +2800

Pittsburgh Steelers                              +3300

Arizona Cardinals                               +3300

New England Patriots                         +4000

Minnesota Vikings                             +5000

Atlanta Falcons                                   +5000

Carolina Panthers                               +5000

Denver Broncos                                  +5000

Chicago Bears                                     +6600

New York Giants                                +6600

Las Vegas Raiders                              +6600

Washington Football Team               +6600

Philadelphia Eagles                            +8000

New York Jets                                     +8000

Jacksonville Jaguars                           +10000

Cincinnati Bengals                             +10000

Houston Texans                           +15000

Detroit Lions                                       +15000




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