Denver Broncos could trade for Saints star Cameron Jordan
The Denver Broncos might be on the verge of losing defensive lineman Dre’Mont Jones in free agency next month. They are going to need a replacement for the reliable Jones going forward. The replacement could actually be in the form of a trade.
Cameron Jordan is that player. Jordan has been extremely reliable for the New Orleans Saints since becoming a first-round pick back in 2011. He has played in all but one regular season game for the Saints—the lone game he missed was last year, the first year the NFL went to a 17-game schedule.
Even while missing that one game, Jordan still accumulated eight sacks at the age of 33. He has had at least 7.5 sacks in a season every single year except for his rookie year in which he had just one in 16 games. His jump in production has been remarkable to witness.
One of the things that impresses me the most is that Jordan can actually take over a game at his age. He had a three-sack game against Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 17.
In one trade proposal I came across, Jordan was shipped to the Seattle Seahawks for a couple of draft picks. I understand the Denver Broncos value their draft selections immensely but feel strongly that this would be a solid move for the team because of the connection of Jordan and new head coach Sean Payton.
The Broncos have had some solid defensive line coaches in the past including Bill Kollar, who was able to bring out consistency from Dre’Mont Jones for a number of years. Now, the Broncos’ defensive line coach is Marcus Dixon, who was an assistant defensive line coach of the Los Angeles Rams last year.
As for Jordan’s contract situation, his cap number for the 2023 season is a whopping $25.707M. That is a pretty significant number that would need to be reduced if a trade were to happen. But it’s also a number that the Saints could look to move—not reduce for their own sake. As of right now, per OverTheCap.com, the Saints are more than $52 million over the cap. The Denver Broncos have $11,950,090 in cap space and this is pre-free agency.
I’m certain that something can be done to get Jordan in orange and blue for the end of his career.