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Cameron Jordan can't decide whether he's glad Tom Brady is in NFC South

Cameron Jordan can't decide whether he's glad Tom Brady is in NFC South

It will be very strange for New England Patriots fans to see Tom Brady in a new uniform this season.

But Brady's move to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be nearly as strange for the three teams that now have to face the quarterback twice in the NFC South.

Count New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan among the NFC South stars still trying to process Brady joining the Bucs in free agency.

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"What was I, nine or 10 when he first got drafted by the Patriots?" Jordan told SiriusXM's NFL Radio on Monday. "I mean, this is going to be super, super weird."

The five-time Pro Bowler -- who landed with Brady on the NFL's 2010s All-Decade Team -- has only faced Brady's Patriots twice in his career, sacking the QB once.

Jordan will have two more cracks at Brady in 2020 alone, but he's also wary of the six-time Super Bowl champion gunning for the Saints' NFC South crown.

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"The fact that he’ll be in my division gives me more chances to hit him, hopefully,” Jordan said. “You talk about somebody who's just been known as one of the greatest of all time for all six Super Bowls that he’s won; he’s a winner.

"For that to be in my conference, I’m not excited about it. But at the same time, I sort of am. I would love to welcome him to the NFC South which we’ve had the last three years.

"But again, we know the talent that he has. He has Mike Evans. He has (Chris) Godwin. He has O.J. Howard. They’ve got Bruce Arians now and now you’ve got Tom Brady so it’s just exciting for them to be in our conference."

Other Saints, Panthers and Falcons players probably share Jordan's inner conflict. Every defender wants a chance to say they sacked or intercepted the GOAT, and how sweet would it be to defeat a Brady-led team?

But can Brady's Bucs be beaten, or will the soon-to-be 43-year-old QB continue to dominate opponents and transfer his 11-year streak of AFC East titles to the NFC South?

It appears the sportsbooks still favor New Orleans over Tampa Bay -- for now.

Report: Alex Rodriguez, Jennifer Lopez talking to Robert Kraft about buying Mets

Report: Alex Rodriguez, Jennifer Lopez talking to Robert Kraft about buying Mets

Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez appear to be making another run at purchasing the New York Mets.

According to Thornton McEnery of The New York Post, A-Rod and J-Lo are working with senior bankers at JPMorgan Chase to buy the storied baseball franchise from the Wilpon family. McEnery notes the celebrity couple is willing to part with "hundreds of millions" of their own money to make it happen. They also may get some assistance from the Kraft family.

"Two clients whom Rodriguez and Lopez have apparently been speaking to are Patriots owners Bob and Jonathan Kraft," McEnery writes. "Sources tell The Post that the Krafts are not interested in buying a baseball team but are very intrigued by J-Rod’s plans for the Mets and Citi Field."

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Those plans include redeveloping the area around Citi Field and turning it into an entertainment venue similar to what the Krafts have done with Patriot Place outside Gillette Stadium.

Although Rodriguez and Lopez's previous bid to buy the Mets with billionaire Wayne Rothbaum didn't work out, the couple appears set on getting a deal done. The Wilpons reportedly now are willing to sell part of SNY, the Mets' television network, which they weren't willing to part ways with during the first negotiations.

With help from the Krafts or other billionaire investors, A-Rod and J-Lo could make a serious bid to take over a franchise that the Wilpon family has invested in since 1980.

Taylor Lewan has funny take on Titans choosing Ryan Tannehill over Tom Brady

Taylor Lewan has funny take on Titans choosing Ryan Tannehill over Tom Brady

When Tom Brady was an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his 20-year NFL career earlier this offseason, the Tennessee Titans were seen as frontrunners to sign him.

Part of that was due to Brady's close relationship Titans head coach and former New England Patriots teammate Mike Vrabel. Tennessee also boasts a strong offensive line and plenty of weapons for Brady to work with, so it seemed like a natural fit for the six-time Super Bowl champion.

Instead, the Titans rewarded Ryan Tannehill for his strong showing in the 2019 season with a four-year, $118 million contract, and Brady ended up with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Titans players, including offensive lineman Taylor Lewan, seem to be just fine with that result. Lewan recently talked to NFL Network's Mike Giardi about Tennessee choosing Tannehill over Brady while throwing in some funny jabs at the ex-Pats QB.

Read what Lewan had to say in Giardi's tweet below:

Lewan is quite the character.

It's clear the Titans have tremendous faith in Tannehill, and it's hard to blame them after seeing how he performed last season. The 31-year-old finished the campaign with the highest passer rating of all QBs (117.5) while tossing 22 touchdown passes and only six interceptions.