Sources: Saints, DE Jordan reach $52.5M deal

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 home," Jordan said Tuesday. "My kids are in New Orleans. I'll be in New Orleans 'til they decide they don't want me no more. ... My dad [Steve Jordan] played for the Vikings for 13 years. I always said I want to be with the same team for the rest of my career."

The first-round pick in 2011 had two years left on a five-year extension that he signed in 2015 worth between $55 million and $60 million.

But that deal was signed before Jordan became the player he is now: a first-team All-Pro in 2017 with 13 sacks and a second-team All-Pro in 2018 with 12 sacks. It was signed before he established himself as one of New Orleans' core leaders in the locker room and in the community. And it was signed before the NFL's elite edge rushers started getting paid almost as much as quarterbacks.

The Chicago Bears' Khalil Mack is averaging more than twice as much as Jordan, at $23.5 million per year. DeMarcus Lawrence and Frank Clark also joined the $20 million club this year.

ESPN's Mike Triplett contributed to this report.