Through 11 games this season the New Orleans Saints find themselves at 9-2 and one of the best teams in the NFL. Many thought that most of the Saints’ wins would be behind their offense, but it has been the team’s defense that has turned heads this season. The Saints’ defense has surprisingly been one of the best in the NFL and the team looks more balanced than they ever have.
One player that has been anchoring the new-look defense is defensive end Cameron Jordan. Since the Saints switched to a 3-4 defense the pass-rush has been great and the Saints have been getting to the quarterback way more than they did last season. Jordan leads the team with 9.5 sacks and also ranks fifth in the league with total sacks. Furthermore, Jordan has also forced two fumbles this season for the Saints’ defense.
With Cameron Jordan’s breakout season he definitely deserves to make the Pro Bowl for the first time in his NFL career. Jordan has been the leader of this revamped Saints’ defense and it is only right for him to be recognized by making the Pro Bowl team. The Saints’ obviously knew what they were doing when they opted to draft Kenny Vaccaro instead of a defensive end or linebacker.
Jordan has flourished the most under Rob Ryan’s defensive scheme and is turning into one of the best pass-rushers in the NFL. Jordan has been a breakout star for the Saints this season and at only 24 years old, he will be a great player for years to come.