The New Orleans Saints improved their highly-talented roster this offseason, and defensive end Cam Jordan has big-time expectations for the team in 2020.
2019 was a sad season for the New Orleans Saints. Sure, their 13-3 regular season was far better than most other franchises in the NFL, but it didn’t matter in the end as the Minnesota Vikings, a team that barely made it to the playoffs, defeated New Orleans in the Wild Card round.
Even after winning the NFC South for a third straight season, the entire year almost felt like a waste when the buzzer hit 0:00 in the fourth quarter. For a third straight season, the Saints fell short, not being able to represent their conference on the league’s brightest stage.
There were a few silver linings. Cam Jordan was one of them. The defensive end earned a trip to the Pro Bowl, the fifth of his career. A career-year for Jordan, he totaled 15.5 sacks en route to solidifying himself as one of the best pass rushers in the NFL.
What does he expect for the team in 2020? He feels the Saints have a championship-caliber team and must capitalize on it.
“Absolutely, I’m heading into year 10. I love it. I’m super excited about it. You know, there’s nothing in me that is telling me that our team isn’t close to a championship or being a championship-caliber team if you look at the last three years. You know, playoffs, playoffs, playoffs. Playoffs, NFC Championship, playoffs. This is something that we have to capitalize on,” Jordan said to hosts Brady Quinn and Kirk Morrison on SiriusXM NFL Radio via NFL.com.
The New Orleans Saints will be the favorite to win their division and arguably the conference after a solid last few months in which the team arguably improved the most of any upper-level team in the NFL.
The 2020 offseason did provide a few positives for the Saints. They added wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, a player that’ll help create chances on offense. They drafted Cesar Ruiz and Zach Baun as well.
Defensively, Malcolm Jenkins was added and will immediately slot in as a starter. While Vonn Bell left, the team made enough re-signings on both sides of the ball to maintain their superiority despite Tampa Bay adding future first-ballot Hall of Famer Tom Brady.
Jordan, and fans, have extremely high expectations for the Saints in 2020.