"I'm not looking just to leave New Orleans," Ingram said Monday, via The Times-Picayune. "I'm not looking just to up and leave New Orleans. My squad, you know we got a good squad. I feel like we could do this type of thing for many more years. I'm not looking just to bail out of New Orleans."
"I was drafted here. I met my wife here. My children were born here," Ingram said. "Very rarely does anybody get to spend their career in one place. I love New Orleans. I love this team. I love this organization, so we'll see. We'll see what happens. I hope we win a Super Bowl and hopefully everything works out. It's a business, and I hope everything works out. I love it here."
Ingram turned 29 in December and is likely looking at his last chance at a payday after playing out a four-year, $16 million contract signed in 2015.
The Saints could decide to move on and give Kamara a bigger role or dip back into the draft to find a cheaper option.
If Ingram wants to stay in New Orleans, he might have to give the team a discount, which is something a soon-to-be 30-year-old running back might find tough to swallow.