Training camp has yet to begin for New Orleans, but one of their top players is already guaranteeing the Saints will be in the Super Bowl.
Cameron Jordan is one of the top up-and-coming defensive ends in the NFL and is heading into the 2014 season with total confidence the Saints will get through the NFC field and will be in Arizona for the Super Bowl.
“This is the year I get a Super Bowl,” Jordan told NFL Network’s Lindsay Rhodes on NFL Total Access.
“Cam Jordan going back home to Arizona, Super Bowl in Arizona. We have the team in place, we have an offense, we have Drew Brees, we have Jim Graham now, he’s happy, and that’s a huge thing for us,” he said.
The offense has never been an issue with Brees, Graham and Sean Payton running things, but the first round pick and Biletnikoff Award winner Brandin Cooks and free agent additions on the defense is the source of Jordan’s optimism.
“We have a multitude of wide receivers that are hungry to make a name for themselves. To even talk about defense, we’ve upgraded in a couple different positions. We brought in a ball-hawk in Jairus Byrd, Kenny Vaccaro is going into his second year. The defensive line, I can’t say enough about my defensive line. From Akiem Hicks to Junior Galette to Tyrunn Walker, you can name any, Brodrick Bunkley, my D-line is phenomenal. I love my guys.”
The second year with Rob Ryan should do wonders for Jordan and the Saints defense as they were one of the more improved units in the NFL last year, but to get to the Super Bowl, the Saints will have to get past the Seattle Seahawks who knocked out the Saints en route to winning last year’s Super Bowl over the Denver Broncos.
Jordan won’t be the first players to predict a Super Bowl this season, but he may be the first.
Do you think Jordan’s bold proclamation will come true this winter?