Cameron Jordan won’t be a King in the North with his takes on the Cleveland Browns locale.
Cameron Jordan won’t be coming to Cleveland anytime soon unless it’s an opponent. The New Orleans Saints legend is expected to move on in free agency, mirroring the potential situation that surrounds fellow franchise star, Michael Thomas. Thomas is someone fans have their eyes on. He likely would come to Cleveland to play with the disgraced Deshaun Watson and the Browns’ retooled passing attack but Jordan, that isn’t happening.
Jordan isn’t a fan of Cleveland, which isn’t surprising. He was born in Arizona, played his college football in Berkley, California, and then played his entire pro career in a dome in New Orleans. He’s used to playing in temperature-controlled environments or warm weather.
When he came to Cleveland on Dec. 24, it was one degree, and well below zero with the wind chill. It is officially the coldest game in the Saints’ history. So it’s no surprise that Jordan wants nothing to do with Cleveland.
The Cleveland Browns know all too well name value doesn’t equal wins
Jordan referred to playing in the Cleveland weather as “silly”, so it’s very likely he’s not coming to Cleveland unless he gets a massive contract offer, which is unlikely, or no one else offers him a contract. Again, unlikely.
And while he seems to be more tongue-in-cheek with his dislike of the Cleveland weather, the fact is, this isn’t a bad thing for the Browns. Jordan is old for a football player, turning 34 before the 2023 season begins.
He struggled in 2022 on top of that, well, struggled for his usual output. He’s still a good force against the run, but his pass-rushing skills are declining and that’s reflective in his stat output. If he would come in on a one-year deal for a few million, he’d be great but on paper, he’s an older Jadeveon Clowney at the moment.
Not historically, just currently.
The Browns need a long-term answer for the other defensive end spot and over-investing in an older player, again, with declining skills and a reputation for not wanting to be in Cleveland isn’t the best idea. He’s got the name value, but the Browns need someone younger, who can develop and grow with this team.