The New Orleans Saints and superstar defensive end Cameron Jordan reportedly agreed to a 3-year extension on Wednesday. ESPN’s Adam Schefter broke the news on Tuesday evening.
Jordan, a four-time Pro Bowler during his first eight seasons with the NFC South squad, was already under contract with New Orleans through the 2020 season. Now, he will add another big-money deal and tie his future with his current team through 2023.
It’s not surprising that Jordan and the Saints want to continue down the same path together considering both parties’ success during their tenure together.
The Saints have made the playoffs in 4 of Jordan’s 8 seasons, and are the back-to-back NFC South champions. Jordan has been one of their defense’s most important pieces in recent years due to his elite pass-rushing skills and dominance of the line.
Jordan’s list of career accomplishments is long. In addition to his four Pro Bowl nods, he’s also been named a first-team All-Pro selection in 2017 and a second-team All-Pro last season.
He has recorded 410 tackles and 71.5 sacks since making his debut with New Orleans in 2011. He finished 2018 with 35 tackles and 12 sacks, the second-most productive season of his career.
Even more impressively, Jordan has not missed a single game going back to his NFL debut. The 29-year-old has played in all of the Saints’ games, both playoff and regular season, dating back to his rookie year.
The Saints will hope that he can provide the same level of production and consistency through 2023 under his new deal.