Saints 2020 Year-in-Review: Cam Jordan

Although it wasn't as much as he did in the previous season, Cam Jordan continued disrupting the quarterback in 2020.
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The Saints are in full offseason mode with the rest of the NFL, as we look ahead to the start of the new league year on March 17. Over the next three weeks, a lot of moves will start to happen to ensure New Orleans gets in line with the salary cap figure, which has yet to be finalized. Of course, we know there will be a lot going on, and up until then, we continue looking back on how last season played out for the team.

Cam Jordan - At a Glance

  • Approximate Value: 13 (Last Year: 13)
  • Pro Football Focus Grade: 84.6 (Last Year: 86.9)
  • Pro Football Focus Rank: 8th out of 108 (10th)
  • Defensive Snaps: 908 (324 Rush, 572 Pass Rush, 12 Coverage)
  • Pro Bowl Selection (6th Time)

Jordan led all defensive lineman with 51 total tackles, which was good for 7th on Dennis Allen's squad. He started and played in all 16 games for the Saints, finishing behind Trey Hendrickson in sack (7.5) and quarterback hits (16). He was also second in tackles for loss with 12. While it wasn't clearly the type of sack production Jordan had in 2019, it had its fair share of good moments. 

Jordan sacked a familiar face in Matt Ryan three times in the team's first meeting with the Falcons in Week 11, and finished the month as the NFC's Defensive Player of November. It was his lone multi-sack game of 2020, and one of six games that he finished with some type of sack. Jordan had a 10-tackle performance against the Chargers in Week 5, which was just one short of his career-high 11 from the 2012 season opener against the Redskins. He also added three pass defenses and a forced fumble.

Cam Jordan will be even more important to the Saints going forward with the expected departure of Trey Hendrickson. While things could certainly change, teams are doing their best to isolate Jordan to not completely take over games. New Orleans needs him at his best, and should be in for a real bounce-back season.