191 games is all it took for New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan to set the franchise record for career sacks. He did so with a fantastic performance against the Philadelphia Eagles wherein Jordan harassed quarterback Gardner Minshew, bagging three sacks on the afternoon. Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker and member of the esteemed Dome Patrol, Rickey Jackson officially held the record at 115 sacks. He did amass his tally over 195 games, four more than Jordan.
The 2011 first-round pick has long stated that he wants to be a legacy player in New Orleans. He often referenced playing his entire career with just one team, as his father did with the Minnesota Vikings, and reaching the franchise sack record as career goals. Now, he has achieved one with the very real possibility of accomplishing both.
Of Jordan’s 115.5 sacks, his largest share came against former NFC South rival Matt Ryan when he was the quarterback of the Atlanta Falcons. The two were well known for their consistent meetings which led to Jordan sacking Ryan more than any individual player has sacked a specific quarterback in NFL history. With one game left to play against the Carolina Panthers next week, the Saints mainstay will have a chance to continue to extend his record before the season draws to a close.