You would think there is nobody worth keeping in the New Orleans Saints defense with the way the have faltered the last few seasons, but there has been one man who has stood out for the franchise since he was drafted in 2011.
DE Cameron Jordan is a former Pro Bowler and former Cal standout. He was drafted 24th overall in 2011 by the Saints and has had a phenomenal start to his career with 29 sacks so far. He had a career high 12.5 in 2013 which led to his first Pro Bowl selection. He took a step back last year with only 7.5 sacks but still showed leadership on the field in defensive formations and he is certainly an anchor in Rob Ryan’s defensive schemes.
Jordan’s big deal guarantee’s $33.8M, most of it coming in the first two years of the deal. It is a 5 year extension worth $55M with some incentives included for certain statistics and team records. It’s a surprise to see a deal come of this magnitude considering the Saints have been unloading contracts in all places, but they have realized the defense needs work if they want the team to succeed.
Jordan is very excited and it is understandable why.
I’m excited about this opportunity, I would like to thank Mr. Benson, the entire organization, my teammates and coaches and the New Orleans Saints fans for their support the last four years. New Orleans has become my home and I look forward to continue making an impact both on and off the field for a long time here. Now we can put our focus on the most important thing, which is working hard day in and day out towards our ultimate goal of a championship.
The Saints allowed the second most yards in the league last season and the fifth most points in the NFL. Certainly not a recipe for success. Sure enough, the team has stayed active in the market to bring in new pieces to help the team defense get better. It is certainly crunch time for the Saints as they quickly approach the end of their good years. They won’t be known as a deadly offense for much longer. This is a step in the right direction for them.