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Four-time Pro Bowl defensive end Cameron Jordan and the New Orleans Saints reached agreement on a three-year contract extension that will contractually tie the two sides together for the next five seasons, through 2023, sources tell ESPN.
Jordan’s extension — engineered by agent Doug Hendrickson of Wasserman and the Saints’ vice president of football administration, Khai Harley — is a three-year, $52.5 million deal with a max of $55.5 million that includes over $42 million in guaranteed money, per sources.
Jordan, who turns 30 on July 10, wanted financial security now, and the Saints wanted to keep one of their top players and leaders happy, with the team trying to ensure that he finishes his career in New Orleans. He now has five years and a maximum value of $74 million left on his deal after Tuesday’s extension.
Jordan wouldn’t confirm he had agreed to a contract extension Tuesday but discussed how important it was to him to play for just one team in his career.
“My goal is to win a Super Bowl here. Then my goal will be to win another Super Bowl. I’ve always said that New Orleans has become my