New Orleans Saints defensive end Cam Jordan has been one of the best in the business for a long time. He has been the epitome of consistency throughout his career, registering at least 7.5 sacks in 11 consecutive seasons.
The only season he failed to reach that number was as a rookie in 2011. Since then, he has been a force year in and year out for New Orleans. His high level of play has been rewarded with six straight trips to the Pro Bowl and eight nominations overall. One First Team All-Pro nomination and two Second Team All-Pro nods are also included.
Throughout his career, Cam Jordan has exhibited an incredible ability to get into the opponent’s backfield. Along with his impressive sack numbers, he has 150 tackles for loss and 219 quarterback hits.
The Saints are certainly happy that a contract extension could be worked out this offseason, keeping Cam Jordan in New Orleans. There were some rumors that he could be on the move as the team tried to figure out their salary cap situation, but now it is likely the California product will finish his career in the Big Easy.
Playing an entire career with the same franchise is quite a feat, one that Cam Jordan looks like he will be able to achieve. The Saints are certainly happy about it, as they could be a part of some impressive milestones.
In his career, Cam Jordan has recorded 115.5 sacks. That is second most amongst active players, trailing only Von Miller of the Buffalo Bills, who has 123.5. There is a good chance that the 2011 first-rounder will be moving up that list this season.
If Cam Jordan can record 11 sacks in 2023, he will jump into the top 20 all-time, surpassing Dwight Freeney, who has 125.5. It would put him in a tie with Kansas City Chiefs great, Derrick Thomas, for 17th with 126.5.