Cam Jordan played a big role in the Saints landing Chase Young

The New Orleans Saints recently signed defensive end Chase Young and veteran defensive end Cam Jordan is a big reason why the deal got done.
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On Monday, the New Orleans Saints finalized their biggest move of the offseason. They signed defensive end Chase Young to a one-year deal worth $13 million. With pass rushing being one of the biggest needs New Orleans had to address this offseason, many people had Young circled as a target, and the Saints were able to make it happen.

Turns out, New Orleans’ longest-tenured player, Cam Jordan, is a big reason why it happened. Once news broke that Chase Young planned to sign with the Saints, NFL insider Ian Rapoport reported that the Saints offered him the two things he wanted: a short contract so he could re-enter free agency soon, and to play with Cam Jordan.

During his introductory press conference with the media, Young expounded on wanting to play with Jordan. Calling him a future Hall of Famer, Young said he’s excited to spend time with “Big Cam” and absorb the game from him.

Chase Young is excited to learn from Cam Jordan

Jordan is just as excited to play with Young. When it was initially announced that Chase Young would be visiting the Saints, Jordan took to social media to do some recruiting. Once Young signed, Cam Jordan returned to social media for his victory lap. Now the two will get after quarterbacks together.

Jordan, who just finished his 13th season, is coming off the least productive season of his career since his rookie year. Recording just two sacks, Jordan’s streak of six straight Pro Bowls ended. He’ll now try to bounce back while playing alongside Chase Young.

Young is coming off a season where he was traded from the Washington Commanders to the San Francisco 49ers in the middle of the year. Still playing in 16 games, Young recorded 7.5 sacks, and had a big sack in San Francisco’s Super Bowl appearance against the Kansas City Chiefs. He’ll bring that production to New Orleans as the Saints try to get to a Super Bowl.