Cam Jordan opens up about Michael Thomas leaving the Saints

With Michael Thomas set to be a free agent, his New Orleans Saints teammate Cam Jordan recently talked about how it feels to see him leave.
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When free agency starts on Wednesday, March 13, the New Orleans Saints will lose one of their longest-tenured players. Wide receiver Michael Thomas, who has been with the Saints since 2016, is set to be a free agent and it’s become increasingly clear that he isn’t returning to New Orleans.

His time will end after eight seasons with the franchise, and while the ending may have been sour due to injuries and disagreements, fans should ultimately be thankful for Thomas’ dominant stretch with the team. It was a stretch in his first four seasons that saw Thomas start his career with four straight 1,000-yard seasons, three Pro Bowls and two All-Pro selections, two seasons when he led the league in receptions, and one year when he led the league in receiving yards. That’s certainly something to be celebrated.

One person that is celebrating it is Thomas’ teammate Cam Jordan. While Thomas was on social media discussing some of the special things he did in a Saints uniform, Jordan was right there on social media hyping him up. This led to a fan asking Jordan how he feels about Thomas’ departure.

Jordan explained that it’s sucks every offseason seeing his teammates move on, but all he can do is wish them the best.

Cam Jordan isn’t thrilled to see Michael Thomas leave Saints

Cam Jordan is the longest tenured player for New Orleans, being with the team since 2011. He has seen it all when it comes to players leaving. In the last few years alone, Jordan experienced Drew Brees retire and Sean Payton leave, amongst other departures, and now Thomas will be searching for a new team.

Jordan understands that the Saints are in a new era, and even his time will be coming to an end sooner rather than later. Jordan will turn 35 this offseason, as he prepares for his 14th NFL season. The eight-time Pro Bowler has two seasons remaining on his current contract, setting him up to make a decision about the future of his career in 2026.