Jordan agreed to a three-year, $52.5 million contract extension with the Saints on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. As expected, after having another huge season, the Saints have locked up their star defensive end through 2023. Jordan, who turns 30 years old in July, saw a slight decrease in production in 2018 but still recorded 49 total tackles and 12 sacks on the year. On top of providing consistent production for the Saints, Jordan has also been durable throughout his career, making this extension a no-brainer for New Orleans.
Jordan had seven tackles (three solo), two sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in Thursday's loss against the Cowboys. Jordan was all over the place as he played all but five defensive snaps. He came up with a key strip-sack and fumble recovery late in the fourth quarter, though the Saints were unable to convert it into points. The 29-year-old has 10 sacks for the season and two sacks apiece in each of the past two games.
Jordan recorded four tackles (all solo) and two sacks during Thursday's 31-17 win over the Falcons. Jordan recorded his eighth sack of the season Thanksgiving Day, and he also logged his highest single-game tackle total since Week 3. The veteran's lack of consistent weekly tackles makes him difficult to trust in IDP formats, but he does possess some value due to his ability to reach the quarterback. He'll face a tough matchup against the Cowboys' offensive line Week 13.
Jordan had two tackles and a sack in Monday night's 43-19 win over the Redskins. Jordan now has five sacks on the year, the third-highest figure in the NFL. The defensive end won't pile up the tackle totals, but his ability to get to the quarterback makes him a worthy play in IDP formats.
Jordan racked up two tackles, both sacks, in Sunday's 21-18 win over Cleveland. Jordan's tackle total dipped from Week 1 to Week 2, but he more than made up for it by securing a pair of takedowns on Browns quarterback Tyrod Taylor. Jordan's ability to pressure Matt Ryan in Week 3 could play a big role in the defense's effort to stymie the Falcons' offense as the Saints look to move to 2-1 on the season.
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