Seahawks defensive end Dion Jordan has never proven nor shown any ability to stay healthy. And he could sink the season.
Here’s some breaking news, Seahawks fans: Dion Jordan is not healthy to start the 2018 NFL season. I know. You are shocked! But sadly, this is true. Jordan, a man who has made a career – literally – out of showing potential and yet hardly ever playing – seems like he might be ready for 2018.
We already knew that Jordan was dealing with a knee issue. Jordan has had a knee issue since he was born, it seems. Before coming to Seattle last year, Jordan “played” with the Miami Dolphins. But due to injuries, he missed 22 games in his first three years.
In 2017, Jordan missed 11 of the 16 games. But when he began playing with Seattle, he had four sacks in five games. See. Amazing potential.
But NFL teams absolutely have to rely on the players they pay to be on their team. Seattle needs pass rushers. They lost Sheldon Richardson, Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett this offseason. Only Frank Clark remains as a somewhat proven guy who can get to the opposing quarterback.
But those four Jordan sacks in five games? That meant Jordan could possibly be great. If…and that should be in all caps – IF – Jordan could stay healthy, he might be extremely productive. But based on Jordan’s experience, this isn’t going to happen.
And Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said today that Jordan will miss a few weeks of camp with a “new” knee injury. Some players can overcome injuries. Others never reach their full due to physical ailments. At this point, when the Seahawks desperately need pass rushers, it seems safe to assume Jordan will fall into the latter group. And Seattle will be worse off for it.