Cam Jordan envisions a three-headed monster in the pass rush for the Saints in 2024

The New Orleans Saints need to be better at rushing the passer in 2024, and Cam Jordan believes they have the talent to make that happen.
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The 2023 season was underwhelming for the New Orleans Saints for a lot of reasons. Besides missing the playoffs with a 9-8 record, one of the most disappointing things for the Saints was the fact that they could not consistently rush the passer. New Orleans recorded just 34 sacks last season— that’s 28th in the NFL.

Everyone knows that you have to be able to pressure quarterbacks to win in the NFL. That’s especially the case late in big games. The Saints couldn’t do that and that’s part of the reason why they only won nine games. New Orleans knew that if things were going to be different in 2024, the team would have to improve its pass rush.

The Saints’ approach to doing that was signing Chase Young to a one year deal— New Orleans’ biggest acquisition of the offseason. Now, veteran defensive end Cam Jordan believes that he, Young, and Carl Granderson can make up a three-headed pass-rushing monster.

Cam Jordan believes Saints will be able to rush the passer in 2024

In a recent appearance on The Pat McAfee Show, Jordan discussed New Orleans’ recent signing of Chase Young, saying, “A young guy in Carl Granderson… pair him up with Chase Young and myself rotating in, that’s a great three-headed monster that could push a lot of quarterbacks.” Jordan ended by saying he’s excited for the three to get to work.

Granderson led the team in sacks last season, with 8.5. That was the most he’s ever had in a single season. Young, while not with the Saints, recorded 7.5 sacks last year. Jordan, who’s the veteran and most accomplished of the three, only had two sacks in 2023. Aside from Jordan’s rookie season, when he had just one sack, the two sacks in 2023 was a career low.

However, Jordan admitted that he played most of the season with an ankle injury. It’s fair to say the injury impacted his production. A healthy Cam Jordan, with Carl Granderson and a healthy Chase Young, should allow for the Saints’ pass rush to be much more active next season.