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NFL CAREER – Jordan enjoyed the most prolific campaign of his career in 2019 with 53 tackles, a career-high 15.5 sacks, ranked third in the NFL, 16 tackles for loss, 24 quarterback hurries three passes defensed and one fumble recovery as he was selected to his fifth overall Pro Bowl and third consecutive. He also achieved Associated Press All-Pro for the third straight season. He finished 2019 with 87 career sacks, moving him into second place on the club's all-time sack list, leading the club in takedowns for the fifth consecutive season.
NFL CAREER – Jordan enjoyed the most prolific campaign of his career in 2019 with 53 tackles, a career-high 15.5 sacks, ranked third in the NFL, 16 tackles for loss, 24 quarterback hurries three passes defensed and one fumble recovery as he was selected to his fifth overall Pro Bowl and third consecutive. He also achieved Associated Press All-Pro for the third straight season. He finished 2019 with 87 career sacks, moving him into second place on the club's all-time sack list, leading the club in takedowns for the fifth consecutive season. The first defensive lineman in team record books and second Saint overall to record at least 7.5 sacks in eight different seasons, the only two do so in eight straight campaigns and became just the fourth player in franchise history to record at least five seasons with double-digit sack totals (12.5-2013, 10.0-2015, 13.0-2017, 12.0-2018 and 15.5, 2019), joining LB Rickey Jackson (six seasons) and DE Wayne Martin and LB Pat Swilling (five seasons). Jordan's eight consecutive seasons of at least 7.5 sacks is the current longest streak in the National Football League. He has also registered multiple sacks in a game (1.5 or more) 21 times in his career, with 11 of those coming against teams from the NFC South (six vs. Atlanta; four vs. Tampa Bay; one vs. Carolina). One of three defensive linemen to register at least 45 passes defensed since 2011. An explosive and physical defensive end, the former University of California standout possesses the combination of size, speed and strength to play end in either a 3-4 or 4-3 alignment. Jordan has appeared in 144 games with 143 starts, posting career totals of 557 stops (347 solo), 87 quarterback takedowns, two interceptions, 49 passes defensed, ten forced fumbles, ten fumble recoveries and one blocked kick. He's also appeared in nine (eight starts) career postseason games, tallying 33 tackles (24 solo), 5.5 sacks and five passes defensed, the club's all-time leader in takedowns in the playoffs.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Signed by New Orleans to a three-year contract extension, 6/12/19; Signed by Saints to a five-year contract extension, 6/2/15; Signed by Saints to a four-year contract, 8/2/11; Selected by Saints in the first round (24th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.
HONORS – 2019: NFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 13); Pro Bowl (starter): Associated Press second-team All-Pro; The Sporting News All-Pro; PFWA All-NFL and All-NFC; 2018: Pro Bowl: AP Second-team All-Pro; PFWA All-NFC; 2017: NFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week Six); NFC Defensive Player of the Month (November); Pro Bowl: First-team All-Pro (Associated Press and The Sporting News); PFWA All-NFL and All-NFC; Saints Man of the Year (club nominee for NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year); 2015: Pro Bowl; 2013: Pro Bowl.
2019 – After being chosen as a defensive captain for the fifth consecutive season, started all 16 regular season games for the eighth straight campaign and ranked third in the NFL with a career-high 15.5 sacks and added 53 tackles (38 solo), 24 quarterback hits, 16 tackles for loss, three passes defensed and one fumble recovery…Named to his fifth Pro Bowl and earned AP All-Pro honors…His 15.5 sacks are tied for the fourth-highest total by a Saint in an single season since takedowns became an official statistic in 1982. Only La'Roi Glover (17-2000) and Pat Swilling (17-1991 and 16.5-1989) had more than him in a season…Surpassed Wayne Martin and Swilling to move into second place all-time in club record books with 87 sacks…Had a breakout game on Thanksgiving night at Atlanta, Nov. 28, posting a career-best and franchise-high tying four sacks and six total tackles along with a pass defensed, tied for the most takedowns by a player in a single game this season. His 18 career sacks of Matt Ryan are the most any NFL player has ever had against a specific QB…Recorded his third multi-sack game of the season with 1.5 takedowns at Tampa Bay, Nov. 17…Posted one takedown vs. Tampa Bay, Oct. 6…Recorded five tackles and two sacks for loss of 12 yards at Jacksonville, Oct. 13…Recorded one sack and one pass defensed in regular season finale at Carolina, Dec. 29…Finished with three solo tackles and one sack in NFC Wild Card Playoff vs. Minnesota, 1/5/20. 2018 – After being chosen as a defensive captain for the fourth consecutive season, started all 16 regular season games for the seventh straight campaign and notched 12.0 sacks, 49 tackles, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and six passes defensed, finishing the season with 71.5 career sacks, moving him past Will Smith onto fourth place on the club's all-time sack list, leading the team in takedowns for the fourth straight season and sixth time in eight…Selected to the Pro Bowl for the fourth time, the only Saints defensive lineman to be named four times and was selected as an AP second-team All-Pro. In two postseason starts, collected six tackles, a sack and one pass defensed…Vs. Cleveland, Sept. 16, sacked Browns QB Tyrod Taylor twice for a loss of 11 yards…Tallied five tackles (four solo), two sacks and one pass defensed at Atlanta, Sept. 23…Posted two solo tackles and a sack for six-yard loss vs. Washington, Oct. 8…Registered a sack for two-yard loss at Cincinnati, Nov. 11…Notched four solo tackles and two sacks on Thanksgiving night vs. Atlanta, Nov. 22…At Dallas, Nov. 29, tallied seven tackles (three solo) and two sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery as he surpassed Smith to move into fourth place in club record books in takedowns…Tallied four solo tackles and two sacks at Tampa Bay, Dec. 9 as Saints clinched second consecutive NFC South title…In NFC Divisional Playoff vs. Philadelphia, 1/13/19, recorded three solo tackles and one pass defensed as the Saints held the Eagles scoreless in the final three quarters…In NFC Championship vs. L.A. Rams, 1/20/19, started at LDE and and recorded three tackles (one solo) and one sack. 2017 – After being chosen as a defensive captain for the third consecutive season, started all 16 regular season games for the sixth consecutive season and tallied a career-high 13.0 sacks, a defensive line-best 62 tackles (48 solo), an interception in the end zone for a touchdown, two forced fumbles and a career-best 11 passes defensed to lead NFL defensive linemen, finishing the season with 59.5 career sacks, moving him past four players onto fifth place on the club's all-time sack list, leading the team in takedowns tied for fourth in the NFL, as he was invited to the Pro Bowl for the third time, the only defensive lineman to be named three times and was selected as an Associated Press first-team All-Pro for the first time. The consistent Jordan also became the first Saint to have six straight seasons of at least 60 tackles and 7.5 sacks. In two postseason contests, both of which he started, collected four tackles (two solo), one sack and two passes defensed…At Minnesota, Sept. 11, made two tackles (two solo), one sack and one pass defensed…At. Carolina, Sept. 24, recorded seven tackles (three solo) and one sack…At Miami in London's Wembley Stadium, Oct. 1, played in 100th career game and recorded four solo tackles, a sack and a pass defensed, part of an effort that resulted in New Orleans' first shutout since 2012 in a 20-0 blanking…Vs. Detroit, Oct. 15, started 100th career game and made five tackles, dropped QB Matthew Stafford twice for a 12-yard loss, picked off Stafford in the end zone for a touchdown and deflected two passes, earning NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors for the first time in his career…Vs. Chicago, Oct. 29, posted four tackles (two solo) and a split sack. With 53.5 career sacks, moved past DL Frank Warren into fifth place on team's all-time list…Vs. Tampa Bay, Nov. 5, had seven tackles and 1.5 sacks…Vs. Washington, Nov. 19, recorded four solo tackles and added one sack…At L.A. Rams, Nov. 26, recorded four solo tackles, including two sacks and two passes defensed, as key part of an effort that surrendered only 88 yards rushing and the Rams were limited to 3.5 yards per carry…Vs. NYJ, Dec. 17, posted one solo tackle and tied career-high with four passes defensed, as New Orleans surrendered under 300 yards (294) for seventh time of season…Vs. Atlanta, Dec. 24, recorded three solo stops, including two sacks…In regular season finale at. Tampa Bay, Dec. 31, recorded four solo tackles and one sack. Passed Wilks and moved into sole possession of ninth place on club's all-time takedown list…In NFC Wild Card Playoff vs. Carolina, 1/7/18, recorded three tackles, a sack for a nine-yard loss and postseason career-high two passes defensed…In NFC Divisional Playoff vs. Minnesota, 1/14/18, started and played on special teams and recorded an assisted tackle. 2016 – Defensive team captain started all 16 games and tallied 7.5 sacks, 66 tackles (39 solo), one forced fumble and four passes defensed, leading the team in takedowns and the defensive line in stops…At NYG, Sept. 18, made seven tackles (three solo) and a sack…Vs. Atlanta, Sept. 26, recorded four tackles (one solo) and a split sack…At Chargers, Oct. 2, recorded eight tackles (four solo), a sack and a forced fumble, part of an effort that surrendered 2016-low 38 yards rushing…At San Francisco, Nov. 6, tallied three tackles (two solo) and split a sack with Vonn Bell…Vs. Denver, Nov. 13, recorded nine tackles to tie a team-high and added a sack…Vs. L.A. Rams, Nov. 27, recorded three tackles, including one sack, as a key part of a defensive effort that surrendered only 247 total net yards…At Tampa Bay, Dec. 11, posted five tackles and a split sack…At Arizona, Dec. 18, recorded three solo stops, including a sack…Vs. Tampa Bay, Dec. 24, recorded five solo tackles, a sack and a pass defensed. 2015 – After being chosen as a defensive captain for the first time in his career, started all 16 games and posted 61 tackles (39 solo), ten sacks for a total loss of 67 yards, seven passes defensed, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. Was named to his second career Pro Bowl. Sack total was tied for 15th in the NFL and tied for ninth in defensive fumble recoveries, while the season marked his second double-digit sack performance, making him just the ninth Saint to post multiple double-digit takedown campaigns…Posted three solo tackles, one sack and a fumble recovery vs. Tampa Bay, Sept. 20…Had his best game of season vs. Atlanta, Oct. 15, recording career-high-tying three sacks, seven tackles (six solo), one forced fumble and one fumble recovery…At Indianapolis, Oct. 25, posted three tackles (two solo), two sacks and three passes defensed. Finished October with five sacks, the most he's recorded in single month…At Houston, Nov. 29, registered three solo tackles, one sack and one pass defensed…Vs. Carolina, Dec. 6, finished with season-high 10 tackles (four solo) and a sack for a nine-yard loss…Posted three tackles (two solo) and one sack vs. Detroit, Dec. 21…In finale at Atlanta, 1/3/16, recorded four tackles (two solo), a sack of Ryan and a blocked field goal. Became ninth Saint to have multiple double-digit sack seasons. 2014 – Started all 16 games. Tallied 65 tackles to lead the defensive line, 7.5 sacks for a loss of 49 yards, one interception, five passes defensed and one fumble recovery…Made 50th career start and earned first sack of the season for a seven-yard loss in the fourth quarter and posted three tackles (two solo) vs. Minnesota, Sept. 21…Recorded four stops (three solo) and two sacks of QB Aaron Rodgers vs. Green Bay, Oct. 26...Totaled five tackles (four solo) and a sack of QB Cam Newton for a nine-yard loss at Carolina, Oct. 30…Led line with five stops (three solo), a fumble recovery and a sack of QB Colin Kaepernick for a loss of nine yards, his third consecutive game with at least one takedown, four total in the span, vs. San Francisco, Nov. 9…Led the line with seven tackles (two solo) while contributing his first-career interception off a pass he tipped to himself and the team's only sack, when he dropped QB Ben Roethlisberger in the fourth quarter, while adding a career-high four passes defensed at Pittsburgh, Nov. 30. Posted the first pick by a Saints defensive lineman since Will Smith at Dallas on Nov. 25, 2010…Tallied six tackles to lead the defensive line and 1.5 sacks of QB Josh McCown at Tampa Bay, Dec. 28. 2013 – Opened all 16 regular season games and both playoff contests. In the regular season, recorded 66 tackles (32 solo), a club-best 12.5 sacks for loss of 101.5 yards, including three games with multiple quarterback takedowns four passes defensed, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Sack total ranked fifth in NFL and defensive fumble recovery total tied for sixth. Selected to first career Pro Bowl as first Saints defensive lineman to be named to the NFL's all-star game since Smith in 2006. In two playoff contests, recorded 11 tackles (seven solo) and 2.5 sacks…Finished game with six tackles (three solo) and a sack that caused a fumble at Tampa Bay, Sept. 15…Recorded seven tackles (three solo) and two sacks vs. Arizona, Sept. 22…Posted at least one sack in his third consecutive contest in Monday night win vs. Miami, Sept. 30…Recorded four tackles and one fumble recovery at Chicago, Oct. 6…Notched a sack for second consecutive contest, when he dropped QB Thad Lewis, along with four stops (one solo), one forced fumble and one fumble recovery, vs. Buffalo, Oct. 27…Sacked Kaepernick vs. San Francisco, Nov. 17…Had a season-high 2.5 sacks at Atlanta, Nov. 21…Recorded five tackles (three solo) and two sacks vs. Carolina, Dec. 8…Tied for team lead with six tackles (two solo) while adding one more takedown of Newton to increase total to 12.5 at Carolina, Dec. 22…Recorded four tackles and a postseason career-high 1.5 sacks of QB Nick Foles in NFC Wild Card Playoff win at Philadelphia, 1/4/14…Sacked QB Russell Wilson as part of a seven tackle (four solo) day in NFC Divisional Playoff at Seattle, 1/11/14.2012 – Started all 16 games for the first time in his career and finished with a career-high 76 tackles (52 solo) to lead defensive line in stops, a team-leading eight sacks, three passes defensed, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Also led club in forced fumbles and tied for team lead in fumble recoveries, tied for the 15th-highest total in the NFL. Opened 15 contests at left end and started at DT at Denver, Oct. 28…Notched five sacks in four-game stretch between Oct. 7-Nov. 5, where the Saints posted a 3-1 mark…Posted a career-high 13 tackles (nine solo) in opener vs. Washington, Sept. 9…Notched one sack of Newton, adding four tackles at Carolina, Sept. 16…Had a quarterback takedown for a seven-yard loss vs. San Diego, Oct. 7…Had a sack for a four-yard loss and also recorded his first-career forced fumble on a fourth-and-one play at the goal line at Tampa Bay, Oct. 21…Recorded the first multi-sack game of his career, tallying three quarterback takedowns of QB Michael Vick, six tackles and one forced fumble vs. Philadelphia, Nov. 5…Sacked Ryan for six-yard loss and also added seven tackles at Atlanta, Nov. 29…Dropped QB Josh Freeman for seven-yard loss, forcing the fumble and recovering it to directly lead to a New Orleans TD in a 41-0 shutout of Tampa Bay, Dec. 16. Also added four tackles. 2011 – Played in all 16 games with 15 starts as a rookie, 13 at LDE and two at RDE…Recorded 59 tackles (27 solo) with a sack, six passes defensed and a fumble recovery…Appeared in both postseason contests, starting one and recorded nine tackles (eight solo) and one pass defensed…Made NFL-debut in the league season opener at Green Bay, Sept. 8, starting at right end and finished with four tackles (three solo)…After opening the first two games at right end, moved to left end where he played for the remainder of the season, vs. Houston, Sept. 25, and posted five tackles (two solo)…Finished with eight tackles (two solo) at Tampa Bay, Oct. 16…Recorded five tackles and the first fumble recovery and pass defensed of career, vs. Indianapolis, Oct. 23. Picked up first quarter fumble by RB Delone Carter that was recovered at the New Orleans 48-yard line and eventually led to a Saints TD and 21-0 lead…Tied season-best and then-career-high with eight stops (one solo) at Atlanta, Nov. 13…Recorded first sack of his NFL career to go with three solo tackles in regular season finale vs. Carolina, 1/1/12…In return to the Bay area where he played in college, started at left end and led Saints with eight tackles (seven solo) and a pass defensed in NFC Divisional Playoff at San Francisco, 1/14/12.
COLLEGE – Played both LDE and RDE in a 3-4 and appeared in 50 games with 33 starts, finishing college carer with 175 tackles (88 solo), 16.5 sacks, 34 tackles for loss, four forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, one interception and five pass deflections over four seasons at California…All-American second-team choice by the NFL Draft Report and an All-Pac-10 Conference first-team selection by league coaches as a senior, where as defensive team captain, he started all 12 games at LDE in 3-4 and recorded 62 tackles (33 solo), 5.5 sacks, 12.5 stops behind the line of scrimmage, three forced fumbles, one recovered for a touchdown and four passes defensed…Earned All-Pac 10 honorable mention and was recipient of team's Bob Tessier Award as the most improved defensive lineman as a junior when he served as starting RDE and recorded 48 tackles (26 solo), ranking second on team with six sacks and 9.5 tackles for losses, also recovering a fumble and defending a pass…As sophomore, started eight games and played in every contest at RDE, posting 47 tackles (26 solo), four sacks, placing second among defenders with 11 stops for loss…Posted one interception returned three yards, as he forced a fumble and recovered another…Played in all 13 games as freshman and had 18 tackles (seven solo) with a sack and a fumble recovery returned 13 yards for a touchdown…Legal studies major