Ingram has made a positive with the Saints and Ravens but isn’t a superstar
While Mark Ingram is clearly on the back-nine of his NFL career, the 2009 Heisman winner out of Alabama has had a tremendous career with two franchises. He was drafted by the Saints, where he served in a running back by committee approach in New Orleans. After a few Pro Bowl seasons in The Big Easy, Ingram made his way to Ravens Flock in 2019, finding success there right away.
Ingram was instrumental in helping Lamar Jackson win NFL MVP in his second year in the league. Baltimore went 14-2 in Ingram’s first season with the team. While he and the team did not achieve the same regular-season success as they did a year ago, Baltimore clinched the No. 5 overall seed in the upcoming AFC playoffs. Overall, Ingram has been a successful NFL Heisman.
Joe Burrow’s career started brightly before a season-ending knee injury
It is still way too early to assess what 2019 Heisman winner Joe Burrow will do at the NFL level, but he did show signs of promise in his rookie year with the Cincinnati Bengals. Though the Bengals were among the worst teams in football again, Burrow gave his team plenty of opportunities to win before succumbing to a season-ending injury vs. Washington in November.
Cincinnati may be one of the most moribund franchises in football, but for the time being, Burrow gives Bengals fans some hope they have not had in years. His cerebral nature and competitiveness will keep him from busting in his rookie contract. However, he cannot to play behind a wet paper bag of an offensive line and be successful as the Queen City’s quarterback.