The New Orleans Saints are keeping a franchise legend in the Big Easy, with the Saints signing a veteran and their leader to a contract extension.
It appears that Cameron Jordan isn't leaving the New Orleans Saints any time soon, as if that was even a surprise, and now it seems even more likely that the franchise's all-time leader in sacks is going to retire with the organization.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Saints have signed Jordan to a two-vear contract extension worth $27.5 million, all of which is guaranteed.
As noted, the deal will keep Jordan in New Orleans through the 2025 season, when he is at least 36 years old, and beyond that is anyone's guess. By that point though, Jordan and the Saints will form the increasingly rare one player-one team partnership that isn't as frequent in today's NFL, and professional sports in general for that matter.
Official insider for the NFL lan Rapport, and Jordan himself, both confirmed this.
Jordan is getting all of his flowers, and rightfully so, as he's always been one of the best people in the sport, both on and off the field. It's heart-warming to see, especially for a fan base that always knew how good he is, even if he's been woefully underrated to the national consciousness.
Simply stunning. You can look at that thread for as long as you want and never get tired of it.
If you ask us, Canton should be the final destination in the career of Cameron Jordan, the career-long defensive leader of the Saints. It's fantastic to see him also getting flowers, and not just from New Orleans Saints fans, but from a national perspective as well. We can't wait to watch the twilight of his career, and walk alongside him into the sunset.