The New Orleans Saints are continuing to rework some of their player contracts so they get back under the cap. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, eight-time Pro Bowl defensive end Cam Jordan and the Saints are reworking his contract to save New Orleans $10 million against this year’s cap. With the move, the black and gold are one step closer to getting in line with the salary cap. Jordan has continued to be a huge part of the Saints defense and he was able to pick up his eighth Pro Bowl appearance for his performance during the 2022 season.
Eight-time Pro-Bowl DE Cam Jordan and the Saints are reworking his contract to save New Orleans $10 million against this year’s cap, per league source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2023
Cam Jordan’s 2022 Season:
Jordan has spent 11 seasons in New Orleans and he enjoyed another successful season with the Saints in 2022. During the 2022 season, the California product appeared in 16 games for New Orleans. Jordan registered 66 total tackles (32 solo), 8.5 sacks, two passes defended and two forced fumbles. He would miss his first game of his NFL career due to a fractured orbital bone injury.
Even with the one-game absence, Jordan led the team with 8.5 sacks and became the franchise all-time leader with 115.5 career sacks. His best game of the year was against the Philadelphia Eagles where Jordan totaled three sacks in the Saints’ 20-10 victory over the Eagles. Jordan was able to surpass Rickey Jackson with his last sack as he passed the former New Orleans great on the career sacks list.
The veteran defensive end became one of three players to record at least 7.5 sacks in 11 straight seasons, joining two Hall of Famers. There have been some critics saying that this Jordan had a down year in 2022, but he spoke on those people still doubting him:
More Cap space = prolific DT incoming @saints 👀👀👀🤣 https://t.co/yYQ0STCDKm
— cameron jordan (@camjordan94) March 13, 2023
“The last 11 years, if you said I had a down year, my down year is pretty decent.”
Jordan is able to provide leadership on and off the field to the younger players on the Saints roster. There is room for improvement for the Saints pass rush as a hole, but Jordan hasn’t missed a beat during his 11 season in the “Crescent City”. Jordan was able to remain consistent throughout the year, even when the New Orleans defense had a slow start to the season. The unit as a whole was able to finish off the season strong after they had high expectations coming into the season.
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