Cameron Jordan signed a contract extension in the 2019 offseason, and he said that he wants to be a Saint for life. Since coming out Cal in 2011, Jordan has 87 career sacks. He told Mike Triplett, a reporter for ESPN, that he’s going after Rickey Jackson’s career mark of 115 sacks.
Cam Jordan has a lot of drive to be the best player he can be. Jordan is already underrated from the league’s view, and I’m sure the last thing he wants is to be historically great for the Saints but underrated in the team’s history column.
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Jordan is 28 sacks away from Rickey Jackson’s number, and no player would deserve it more than Jordan, who would have stayed with his team in a league where many players chase money.
Rickey Jackson, who was a part of the Saints “Dome Patrol,” which featured the best linebacker corps in NFL history, became inducted into the NFL hall of fame in 2010.
Jackson may have played in a league where teams didn’t pass the ball a lot, but Cameron Jordan should get lots of respect for playing on a Saints defense that’s posted the worst pass defense in NFL history.
It helps to have a player in the organization who was elite from the NFL’s perspective to motivate a player in the same franchise. If Jordan wants to be better than the Saints legend Rickey Jackson, he has to be at the top of his game across the NFL.
Through Jordan’s athletic ability and motor, he should eclipse the career sack figure held by Rickey Jackson and put a surmountable lead on it throughout the remainder of his Saints career.