NFC South Update
The New Orleans Saints have extended 2013 Pro Bowler Cameron Jordan through the 2020 year. The reported terms of the deal have varied. However, Adam Schefter of ESPN, has indicated that there is a maximum of $60 million over the life of the contract with $33.6 million in guaranteed money. The deal calls for $26-27 million of the deal to be paid over the first two seasons of the contract. Big money up front for the big man, Jordan is coming off a slightly down 2014 campaign but was one of the few bright spots on a poor Saints’ defense. At only 25-years-old and having accounted for 28 sacks in his last 48 contests he is a proven commodity in terms of getting to the quarterback and that skill set pays. Obviously the Saints’ believe the former first round pick is a keystone player in terms of there immediate and long-term future. Jordan offers versatility in that he can play inside our outside in an even man front and has displayed the aptitude to play defensive end in an odd man front. In fact, Jordan graded out as a Top 4, 3-4 end in his breakout 2013 season according to Pro Football Focus on his way to 12.5 sacks and his first Pro Bowl selection.