The Saints have gone through a good deal of change in the last couple of years, but neither Drew Brees’ retirement nor Sean Payton’s departure has left defensive end Cam Jordan feeling unsure about the team’s prospects for the 2022 season.
During an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Jordan said that there is already “established trust” with new head coach Dennis Allen because of the time he spent as the team’s defensive coordinator. He also said that winning games while Brees was injured in his last two seasons with the team and going 9-8 with four different quarterbacks last season have left the team with faith that they can be successful again this season.
“We were still able to win at such a high clip that our confidence was boosted through that roof,” Jordan said. “We realized that defense can not only sustain games or win games because of us as well as we can win with a multitude of quarterbacks. That confidence is unreal.”
Promoting Allen allows for defensive continuity in New Orleans and the team moved to improve the offense by adding wideouts Chris Olave and Jarvis Landry to the unit. They’ll also get Michael Thomas and Jameis Winston back from injuries, which will likely leave Jordan with company when it comes to the team’s 2022 prospects.