The New Orleans Saints and Cameron Jordan have been a match made in heaven and one that’s not ready to come to an end.
According to Brett Martel, via Dov Kleiman, the team and their veteran DE are currently working on a contract extension, which should come as no surprise, even at his age.
Update: #Saints are working on a contract extension with DE Cameron Jordan, per @brettmartel
Jordan is still a very good starter in the NFL, he recorded 21 sacks over the past two seasons despite missing two games. pic.twitter.com/4pLq0bayWi
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) May 16, 2023
Jordan has logged 115.5 career sacks, which pretty much cements his case as a future Hall of Famer.
He’s also made it to eight Pro Bowls and earned an All-Pro selection, so it was only right the team did him well with another contract before walking into the sunset.
Not many players could get another deal entering their age-34 season.
But he’s not like the average 34-year-old player, as he’s always been one of the most productive defenders in the league.
Even so, it’s unlikely that the Saints will sign him to a long-term deal at this point in his career; it’ll be long enough to keep him in the Big Easy until he’s finally ready to walk away from the game.
It’s become highly unusual to see players retire with the same team that drafted them or play for just one organization throughout their careers.
This is a ruthless business and players also want to do what’s best for them, not their teams.
That only makes this case all the more special, and there’s no doubt that Jordan’s name and jersey will be immortalized in the franchise’s ring of honor once it’s all said and done.NEXT: Saints GM Makes His Thoughts On Michael Thomas Very Clear