New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan ended up getting the last laugh this season in his long-standing battle with Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. After the Saints defeated the Panthers, 31-26, this past Sunday in the Wild Card round, completing New Orleans' three-game sweep of their division rivals, Jordan said he would send a bottle of wine to Newton as a thank you gesture.
"Who would I be if I don't follow through on my word?," Jordan wrote in his Instagram story alongside a picture of the promised bottle of wine labeled "Jordan" with a shot of Newton's name and the address of Bank of America Stadium, the home of the Panthers, in the background.
The decision to send a bottle of wine was in reference to Newton's remarks after Jordan commented on the star quarterback's "grandma hat" and "Coachella onesie" following the Saints' Week 3 victory over the Panthers. "I didn't know he was a fan of my dress code," Newton said. "Honestly, he's paying attention. Nevertheless, that's flattering to me. If he wants to send me his address I can send him some sauce."
Following the Saints' Wild Card win, Jordan told reporters, "You beat the Carolina Panthers three times in a year, I'm gonna have to send this guy a wine bottle. I appreciate him. So I'm gonna send him some sauce."
Jordan won the battle, but the war is far from over.