The Saints and defensive end Cameron Jordan have agreed to a two-year, $27.5 million guaranteed contract extension that ties him to New Orleans through the 2025 season.
The 34-year-old Jordan’s new contract offers the most guarantees and average salary in NFL history for a defensive player his age.
Jordan, an eight-time Pro Bowl selection and the Saints’ franchise leader in career sacks, hopes that this new deal will keep him in New Orleans until he retires.
Jordan, who had his family in attendance to announce the deal Friday morning, said it would be nice to spend his career with the same team like his father, Steve, did. Steve Jordan played for the Minnesota Vikings from 1982 to 1994 and is in their ring of honor.
Jordan said one thing he was looking forward to the most was possibly taking new teammate Derek Carr, the former Raiders quarterback, back to Las Vegas to play Super Bowl LVIII in Allegiant Stadium this season. He also said he was looking forward to the Super Bowl coming back to New Orleans for the 2024 season.
A 2011 first-round pick by the Saints, Jordan last signed an extension in 2019 — a three-year, $42 million guaranteed deal that ran through the 2023 season. This is the fourth multiyear contract between Jordan and the Saints.