New Orleans Saints defensive lineman Cameron Jordan is having a breakout year as the switch to a 3-4 with new coordinator Rob Ryan has done nothing but help his game and allow him to apply constant pressure on quarterbacks.
Jordan is playing so well he sits atop Defensive Player of the Year lists right now, or just outside of the No. 1 spot. As of now Jordan’s name is being listed with the likes of Houston Texans’ star J.J. Watt per ESPN’s Mike Triplett:
But it is somewhat surprising to see Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan all the way up at No. 2 on the Defensive Player of the Year watch list behind the Houston Texans’ J.J. Watt. That speaks to the type of growing national recognition Jordan has been receiving in his third NFL season.
Many of the players from last year are having much better seasons under Rob Ryan, but none compare to the year Jordan is currently having in a scheme he is familiar with since he played it in college.
Jordan appears right at home in the 3-4, and the Saints are that much better for it. At this pace Jordan will stay in the race for DPOY all season.
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