New Orleans Saints fans voted RB Mark Ingram as the team’s offensive MVP of the preseason in a poll on the team’s website this week.
Ingram received 50 percent of the 1,364 votes. Following Ingram, TE Jimmy Graham (10%) and WR Joe Morgan (9%) rounded out the top three.
Ingram finished the preseason with a team-best 156 rushing yards on 22 carries (7.1 average) and a 22-yard touchdown. The fourth-year running back also caught two balls for 27 yards (13.5 yards per catch) and a 23-yard touchdown. While the award doesn't mean a whole lot, it is perhaps an indication that the Saints plan to stick with Ingram a bit. However Khiry Robinson and Pierre Thomas will likely figure in the offense as well. We've heard a lot about Ingram's pass catching ability and Thomas listed as third on the depth chart is interesting, however we still have Thomas a few notches ahead of Ingram on our Week 1 rankings.