Saints, Cameron Jordan agree to three-year, $52.5 million extension

Shalise Manza YoungYahoo Sports Contributor

Cameron Jordan and the New Orleans Saints have reportedly agreed to a three-year contract extension that will keep the pass-rusher and team captain with the franchise through 2023.

Via ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the extension is for $52.5 million, with a maximum value of $55.5 million. He’s guaranteed $42 million, or an impressive 80 percent.

Done now instead of later

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The New Orleans Saints and DE Cameron Jordan have agreed to a three-year extension through 2023. (AP)
The New Orleans Saints and DE Cameron Jordan have agreed to a three-year extension through 2023. (AP)

Jordan still had two seasons left on his existing contract, but the Saints and general manager Mickey Loomis obviously felt it was in their best interest to get an extension done with the 2011 draft pick and team captain now instead of later.

The 24th overall pick out of California, Jordan hasn’t missed a game for New Orleans, playing in all 128 regular-season contests (with 127 starts) and eight playoff games.

He’s a four-time Pro Bowler, including each of the last two years, and was first-team All-Pro in 2017; he was second-team All-Pro last year.

Over the last two seasons, the soon-to-be 30-year-old Jordan has totaled 25.0 sacks, 49 quarterback hits, 35 tackles for loss, 17 pass break-ups, three forced fumbles, an interception and 111 total tackles.

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