6 most disappointing Saints from the first month of the 2021 season

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3. Cameron Jordan

This isn’t something I expected to be writing about but here we are. Cameron Jordan hasn’t been the guy Saints fans are used to seeing, failing to notch a single sack through the first five games of the season.

This isn’t to say that Jordan isn’t out there being utilized. He’s played in over 80% of the snaps in all but one game (Week 1 being the exception) and his best game to this point has been in Week 3 at New England when he had three tackles, three quarterback hits, and a defended pass.

Jordan has been one of the best players for the Saints since he joined the team in 2011 but it’s not hard to see that he hasn’t been the same player this year. Maybe he feels like he has to do too much or maybe Father Time is catching up to him. Whatever the reason, it sucks to have include Jordan as one of the most disappointing Saints so far.

All of this being said, Jordan is fully capable of bouncing back. Last year was the first time he didn’t have double-digit sacks since 2016 but he still had 7.5. There’s plenty of time for him to get to that mark this year.