Saints’ Cam Jordan sends a strong message to Bucs, rest of NFC South
Cameron Jordan, the New Orleans Saints superstar defensive end, is ready for the season, and he’s making sure the rest of the NFC South is as well.
Over the last few seasons, the Saints have been led defensively by Cameron Jordan.
The veteran defensive end has plagued the division and haunted quarterbacks. He’s been one of the league’s best pass rushers, and he took his game to a whole new level last season, accruing 15.5 sacks.
Few thought he could improve from his 12-sack season in 2018, but he did it. With that dominance, the Saints were able to keep Drew Brees and their elite offense on the field. That led to a 13-win season for New Orleans and its third straight NFC South title.
That said, Jordan’s already assuming that the Saints will win four in a row, an NFC South record. Let’s just say when speaking of the Bucs, a team that vastly improved this offseason, he mentioned how their sights shouldn’t be aimed for the top seed.
“But I do know we have to step up our game, we’ve got to elevate. They’ve got the second-greatest quarterback of all-time, right behind Drew Brees, and now we’ve got a head-to-head two times a year. We’ve got our work cut out for us and then they have an addition, you bring in Rob Gronkowski and LeSean McCoy, you already had two 1,000-yard receivers in (Chris) Godwin and Mike Evans. This is a team that’s fighting for second place,” Jordan said according to NFL.com’s Kevin Patra.
The Saints certainly improved this offseason so it’s easy to understand why Jordan feels that way — well and he’s on the Saints team so that helps.
The major addition was Emmanuel Sanders. He’ll undoubtedly improve Brees’ weapons. Sanders on the offensive side and a combination of Zack Baun and Malcolm Jenkins defensively could help both sides compete to be among the top-five in the league.
31, Jordan will have the say in much of the defense’s pace. They need him to be huge in the coming months as this team must rally around their leader in what will undoubtedly be a tough time to focus solely on football.
Jordan, for his personal numbers, will look to dominate, potentially reaching his fourth straight Pro Bowl in 2020.