DE, Cameron Jordan
It is hard to imagine a world where Cameron Jordan doesn’t vie for this award. Last season, the Saints star defensive end played one of this best statistical season yet — and that says something with how long he has been in the league.
Jordan has been a Pro-Bowl selection in each of the last three seasons. Last year, he had 15.5 sacks, which was a career-high in a single season for him. However, that number is going to need to be bigger if the edge rusher has a chance at DPOY.
Of the finalists, last season, Chandler Jones, from the Arizona Cardinals, had 19 sacks through 15 games last year to go along with nine forced fumbles. Jordan is going to have to top 20 sacks this season to get his name on that list.
That means that the chemistry between Jordan and Davenport is going to have to be so tight that they are getting to the quarterback a dozen times a game. That will give Jordan the chance to achieve this goal and win DPOY.
He’s already starting talking about the Saints dominance, so he needs to back it up with some of his own in 2020.