Maybe Cameron Jordan has a future in being an NFL general manager. The New Orleans Saints defensive end has been making the rounds this week in preparation for Super Bowl LVI and he’s constantly getting asked about the future of the team he’s been with for his entire career.
On Friday, Jordan appeared on ESPN’s First Take and the topic of the Saints’ quarterback situation came up. This is an easy topic to discuss because, as of now, NOLA has Ian Book, Blake Bortles, and Taysom Hill on their roster at the position, and Hill is dealing with a Lisfranc injury.
Jordan joked that if the GM isn’t looking for a quarterback, he’ll do it himself.
Saints DE Cam Jordan: “I’m looking [for a quarterback].”
Earlier in the week, Jordan made it a point to say on FanSided’s “Stacking the Box” podcast that he wanted both Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams in New Orleans. He thinks the black and gold would win a Super Bowl with both of those guys in the Big Easy.
"“I’m simply saying if he wants to be outlandish with the requests if I want to be outlandish with the wish list, I know Davante Adams isn’t under contract. Can I think of a better one-two combo than a healthy Mike Thomas and then a Davante Adams and then an Aaron Rodgers? I know I am asking for Christmas stuff in February but there is probably been more impossible tasks accomplished.”"
It’s hard to argue with Jordan there. Rodgers has now won back-to-back MVPs and if the Packers don’t bring him back, he’ll be a hot commodity on the trade block. The Saints probably can’t afford to land Rodgers given that they don’t have a high draft pick and are swimming in cap hell at the moment. That’s the same reason they won’t be able to sign Adams either, who is going to get paid handsomely this spring.
It’s nice to see that Jordan is out there trying to recruit someone to come play quarterback for the Saints. He spent the first decade of his career with the luxury of having Drew Brees at the most important position on the other side of the ball and now that he’s been on the other side of things, I don’t blame him for being proactive here.
Hopefully, Jordan makes a can’t-miss pitch to one of these top-name quarterbacks and the New Orleans Saints can be a legitimate Super Bowl contender in 2022.