Cam Jordan isn’t short on anything when it comes to enthusiasm. The New Orleans Saints defensive end was still spouting prophesies about his team’s future after nearly an hour on the phone with me. A lot about that future is still up in the air—the Saints will start the season without Drew Brees for the first time in forever—but a lot remains the same. Jordan is still one of the finest at his position in the NFL after 11 years.
He’s still working on improving himself. And, of course, he still despises the Falcons.
After Bress’ departure, Jordan has become the Saints’ and New Orleans’ senior statesman as the organization’s longest-tenured player. Jordan said Brees couldn’t “tippy toe” on the issue after his controversial statements regarding Colin Kaepernick and protests last season, and now characterises the period as a “bonding experience” for the locker room.
He furthered his objectives by meeting with the mayor of New Orleans Saints to discuss eliminating the city’s horrific police brutality—and generally spreading positive feelings around the city. While Cam Jordan is looking for a 15-year career, his future in New Orleans will be far brighter. He is a good American football.
After a recent Saints practise, Jordan sat down with GQ to discuss his motivation a decade into his career, how the team will move ahead without Drew Brees, and some fantastic trash talk for his competition.
In Monday’s 34-24 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders, the New Orleans Saints earned his 131st consecutive regular-season start, which is the third-longest active run among non-specialists. Only Philip Rivers and Ndamukong Suh have started more games in a row.
Jordan has also never missed a game in his NFL career, now in his tenth season. That’s the second-longest active streak behind only Rivers, with 146 straight regular-season games played (he didn’t start the next-to-last game in his rookie season, but he did play in it). With his nine postseason games, he has now played 155 straight games.
But, after Monday’s loss in Las Vegas, Jordan was probably not thinking about his streaks because he didn’t have his usual impact on the game.
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Jordan, who is regarded as one of the best pass rushers in the league, has high expectations. If he can put together a few more seasons like the last two, he has a chance to make the Hall of Fame. Jordan has been selected to the Pro Bowl five times, including the last three years. In 2019, he set a new career high with 15.5 sacks, giving him 87 for his career, which puts him 10th among current players. And four of the nine players ahead of him have yet to play this season, making it difficult to determine whether they are still active.
NEW ORLEANS (CBSNewYork) — Cameron Jordan, a defensive end with the New Orleans Saints, was drafted in the 2011 NFL Draft and has since established himself as one of the top defensive players in Saints history.
Jordan had 71.5 career sacks entering the 2019 season, fourth in Saints history, and is the only player to have six straight seasons with at least 7.5 sacks and 60 tackles.
He hasn’t missed a single game in his eight seasons with the Saints, and he has started all but one of them.
Throughout his career, he has been selected to the Pro Bowl four times.
Here is some basic Jordanian information:
- Height: 6 feet, 4 inches
- Weight: 287 pounds
- Experience: 9 years
- College: California
Cameron Jordan Career Journey
Jordan signed a three-year contract extension with the Saints in June 2019, with two years remaining on his contract, for $52.5 million, with a maximum of $55.5 million.
Jordan is now the league’s fourth-highest paid defensive end, after DeMarcus Lawrence, Frank Clark, and Trey Flowers.
Jordan will be a member of the team until 2023, according to the contract.
Jordan, who has spent his whole NFL career with the Saints, declared that he intends to stay with the organisation for the rest of his career.
New Orleans has become his “home,” he claimed, and he plans to stay there “until they decide they don’t want me any longer.”
Jordan was a constant presence in the New Orleans Saints’ 9-0 shutout of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, just a week after missing his first NFL game due to a positive COVID test.
He sacked Tom Brady twice, a feat accomplished by only one other Saints player before him. Even when he wasn’t dumping Brady behind the line of scrimmage, he was still making things difficult for the Bucs, destroying their one real scoring opportunity by chasing Brady down from behind and forcing a turnover that kept the shutout intact. He performed as though he had seen life outside of football and didn’t like what he saw.
Is Jordan Now a Member of the Hall of Fame?
Jordan joined Hall of Famer and Dome Patrol icon Rickey Jackson as the second player to earn 100 sacks fully in a Saints uniform, a goal he’d been seeking for quite some time.
“Sacks are hard to come by in this league, and Cam’s been one of the best ones for a long time at getting pressure on the quarterback,” Allen said. “I simply can’t say enough about what he means to our team, the defence, the team as a whole, our organisation, the way he handles himself both on and off the football field, he’s a class guy,” he said.
End of the defensive line Cameron Jordan was in his ninth season in the NFL, and his ninth with the New Orleans Saints. Jordan has never missed a game in his nine-year career, appearing in 144 consecutive games. In his career, he has always been tough and a strong run stopper, but he has also matured into a good pass rusher.
He had a career best in sacks (15.5) in 2019, finishing third in the league behind Chandler Jones and Shaq Barrett. He also has 53 tackles, 15 sacks, and 25 quarterback hits. The following is a list of NFL players who have placed in the top ten in each of the three categories:
Jordan’s season was excellent enough to earn him a spot on the 2nd team All-Pro team and his 5th Pro Bowl appearance. Jordan, being the competitor that he is, was dissatisfied with his nomination to the 2nd team All-Pro squad, believing his season deserved a 1st team mention (it was).
Jordan’s best effort of the season came on Thanksgiving Day against the Atlanta Falcons in prime time. Jordan enjoys playing the Falcons, and he ensured himself a Sunday Night Football turkey leg with four sacks, the last of which came on fourth-and-8 on the Saints’ 44-yard line. Jordan’s touchdown sealed the game and the NFC South for New Orleans, as the Saints won 28-16 to clinch the division.