Cameron Jordan reveals sobering take on the season pushing through
New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan is not a player who lacks in self-belief. The Saints’ All-Pro defensive lineman has proven in his nine years with the team that he always plays with conviction when on the turf. But now with the new reality the NFL is facing due to the Coronavirus, Jordan isn’t as confident in returning to the field.
In a story by the Times-Picayne’s Luke Johnson, Jordan responded:
“I teeter between a four and a seven” when asked about his level of comfort when it comes to returning to play football.
“At the end of the day, I hit people for a living, so the transmission of bodily fluid is bound to happen” Jordan said, alluding to the fact that the nature of pro football is very physical and contact and the possible exchange of bodily fluids is inevitable.
According to Luke Johnson, Cam decided to forego travel plans and spent the whole offseason in New Orleans just to minimize the risk he or his family has of contracting the coronavirus. But with training camp and the preseason fast approaching, Jordan is both excited and a bit tentative to be back with his team.
“There’s always a level of excitement to be back in the building with guys you know you’ve put in work with, guys you’re looking forward to seeing,” Jordan said. “At the same time there’s that unknown factor”
Nevertheless, the five-time Pro Bowler said he is ready to report for duty and be with his team even if he isn’t 100% confident with the situation.
Cameron Jordan recorded a career high 15.5 sacks in 2019 despite dealing with an injury during the season.