In Saints news, Cam Jordan has been crowned the NFC Defensive Player of the Week while Jameis Winston won the Ed Block Courage award.
Jordan won the Defensive Player of the Week title for Week 17 after sacking Gardner Minshew three times in the Saints' 20-10 win over the Eagles on Sunday. The third sack got Jordan to the No. 1 spot in all-time sacks in Saints history so it was a well-deserved award for him.
Winston was voted by his teammates as the Ed Block Courage winner. This award is given to the player "who has persevered through adversity." That's definitely the case for Winston this season as he entered the season as the starting quarterback, played while hurt, and then never got his job back after being benched for injury purposes.
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Cameron Jordan named NFC Defensive Player of the Week [Tina Howell, Canal Street Chronicles]
"This is the 5th time in his career that Jordan has been named NFC Defensive Player of the Week. That ties him with former Saints LB Rickey Jackson for the most in Saints franchise history."- Tina Howell
Jordan has stamped his claim on the Saints history books with this feat and he's one of the best players in franchise history, there's no debating that.
Here's Why Broncos Wealthy Owners Can't Afford Sean Payton [Bob Morris, SI]
"The Broncos have owners with deep pockets, but that doesn't mean the owners will always be deep with draft capital. And the Broncos are currently in a different situation, with just six total picks in the 2023 draft."- Bob Morris
This is the aspect that people haven't seemed to comprehend so I'm glad to see Morris mention it here. It doesn't necessarily matter that the Broncos have a lot of money. The Saints need draft picks so they can start adding more young and affordable impact players through the draft.
As young stars continue to emerge, the Saints hope to end season on four-game winning streak [Katherine Terrell, ESPN]
Terrell's piece discusses the outstanding efforts that the Saints have gotten from young players such as Chris Olave, Rashid Shaheed, and Alontae Taylor, among others. This is definitely the highlight of the season for the New Orleans Saints and should give them hope for the future.