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Saints 2019 Year in Review: Cameron Jordan

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Cameron Jordan had a career high 15.5 sacks and lead a stout Saints defensive line.

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Defensive End Cameron Jordan was entering his ninth NFL season and ninth with the New Orleans Saints. In his entire nine-year career, Jordan has yet to miss a game, playing in 144 straight. He has always been durable and a great run stopper in his career, but he has developed into a premiere pass rushes as well.

In 2019, he tailed a career high in sacks (15.5) and was third in the entire league, only behind Chandler Jones and Shaq Barrett. He also added 53 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, and 25 QB hits. Here is the list of NFL players to be in the top 10 for all three categories:

  1. Cameron Jordan - with 15.5 sacks (3rd), 27 hurries (3rd) and 49 pressures (6th).
  2. That’s it.

Jordan’s season was good enough to get the nod for 2nd team All-Pro and his 5th Pro Bowl. Jordan, being the competitor he is, was disappointed with the 2nd team All-Pro selection, feeling his season was fitting for a 1st team nod (it was).

Jordan’s best performance of the season in 2019 came in prime time against the Atlanta Falcons on Thanksgiving. Jordan loves to play the Falcons, and he made sure he would get a Sunday Night Football turkey leg after he posted four sacks, with the last one coming on fourth-and-8 on the Saints own 44 yard line. Jordan sealed tthe game and the NFC south for New Orleans as the Saints clinched the division in a 28-16 victory.

For highlights of Jordan’s 2019, see this thread of Jordan’s pass-rushing: