Mark Ingram may have trouble emerging as the best back in the Saints running game. But don’t think that’s going to stop him … from being the best running back ever.
Ingram — who is penciled in as the starter in a crowded Saints backfield with Khiry Robinson, Pierre Thomas and Travaris Cadet — doesn’t just want to be the Saints’ top back. Or the top back playing in the league.
“The sky’s the limit, man. I want to be the best back to ever play the freakin’ game of football,” Ingram said.
The 24-year-old 2009 Heisman Trophy winner’s career-high in rushing came in 2012 when he ran for 602 yards. He showed some encouraging signs last season when he ran for 145 yards and a touchdown against Dallas. But best running back ever potential?
Color us intrigued. We’ll certainly be watching Saints games with a little more interest.