More big games (Where Jordan excels)
The NFC South title was up for grabs against Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons on Thanksgiving night.
It was week 13, and the Saints could secure the NFC South by edging out the Falcons that early in the season. The Saints won that game, and the post-game turkey leg didn’t deserve to go to anybody more than Cameron Jordan.
NFL.com noted how Jordan recorded four sacks against Ryan on that Thanksgiving night.
He topped his first four-sack game by punishing Matt Ryan to the ground on 4th and 8th when the Falcons were attempting to come back after their 2nd onside kick recovery. The Saints became NFC South champs at the hands of 2019 2nd team All-Pro defensive end, Cameron Jordan.
That wasn’t the only memorable sack last year on the big stage.
Jordan showed up against his other division rival, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, during both games. NFL.com noted how Jordan had 2.5 sacks last year against them, and he could pounce on more opportunities against Tom Brady in contests that could see Drew Brees matching points with fellow Hall of Famer, Brady.
Cameron Jordan also brought his swagger to the playoffs and brought Kirk Cousins to the ground towards the end of the playoff game. Remember that incredible regular season comeback against the Redskins in 2017; well, Jordan sacked Kirk Cousins in overtime that time.
Expect Jordan to be hungry against highly-anticipated Tom Brady twice this year and showcase high energy against Patrick Mahomes in Week 15 when the two teams face off. Jordan would love to show that the Saints defense gets under looked in the NFL, especially against elite quarterback play.
There hasn’t been this level of quarterback competition against the Saints, so Brees has a massive chip on his shoulder, but Jordan will look to add more sacks to his incredible resume.
There are incredible defensive players across the league. When a cornerback like Stephon Gilmore or defensive tackle like Aaron Donald is playing at an insane level for their position’s norm, of course, they will win the defensive player of the year award.
Cameron Jordan’s consistency throughout his career with some improvement this year, while his defense improves, could give him a great chance of finally being recognized as a candidate for the year’s defensive player.