Cameron Jordan agrees to 3-year contract extension with New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints pass rusher Cameron Jordan will be staying in the bayou for the foreseeable future.
According to Adam Schefter, the Saints and Jordan have agreed to a three-year contract extension.
“New Orleans’ four-time Pro Bowl defensive end Cameron Jordan and the Saints reached agreement on a big three-year contract extension that will contractually tie the two sides together for the next five seasons, through the 2023 season, sources tell ESPN.”
Jordan has been the anchor of the Saints’ defense for some time now and has been a huge part in the defenses come up in recent seasons.
Since coming into the league in 2011, Jordan has tallied 409 tackles and 71.5 sacks. Jordan has 25 sacks in the past two seasons. Also, New Orleans doesn’t have to worry about Jordan’s durability, as he has only missed one game in 128 regular season games.
Re-signing Jordan continues New Orleans’ efforts to strengthen their defense. The team already boasts the talents of former first-round picks Marshon Lattimore, Marcus Davenport, and Sheldon Rankins.
New Orleans has had a rough go of it the past two postseasons after spectacular regular seasons.
It’s been a quiet offseason for the Saints, who signed former Oakland Raiders tight end Jared Cook and acquired former Patriots defensive tackle Malcolm Brown.
Jordan will be 35 by the time his contract expires with the Saints. The move was one that many saw coming, with Jordan making comments about wanting to stick around long-term recently. New Orleans is now set to make another run in the NFC as they try to get over the hump and into the Super Bowl.