Chiefs Acquire Melvin Ingram in Trade With Steelers

Melvin Ingram has been traded to the Kansas City Chiefs from the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Melvin Ingram has been traded to the Kansas City Chiefs from the Pittsburgh Steelers. / Joe Sargent/GettyImages

The Kansas City Chiefs may have come away with a win on Monday night, but it wasn't pretty. This team clearly has some real issues it needs to sort out before getting back into the conversation as a Super Bowl contender.

Chiefs News

They looked to address one issue with an NFL trade deadline move on Tuesday, acquiring Melvin Ingram from the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Ingram, a 3-time Pro Bowler, only has 1.0 sack across six games this season, but he's racked up 6 QB hits and has received a strong pass rush grade of 82.1 from Pro Football Focus.

PFF has the Chiefs ranked 31st in pass rush grade this season, and that's reflected by their 4.0% sack rate (also 31st in the NFL).

Melvin Ingram Contract

The 32-year-old Ingram is on a one-year contract, and the Chiefs are on the hook for a $1.9 million cap hit in 2021. This is clearly a win-now move, and one the Chiefs' defense desperately needed.

KC checks in at eighth in the NFL with +1200 odds to win the Super Bowl on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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