Tristan Wirfs is going to play against some of the best pass-rushers in the NFL in his first season, but the one that is going to be the most common opponent is Cameron Jordan.
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Wirfs is going to face Jordan twice a year for the foreseeable future, and this matchup will be brutal from start to finish.
Jordan is one of the best pass rushers in the NFL, accounting for 40.5 sacks in the last three seasons. During this time, Jordan has also posted 74 quarterback hits and 50 tackles for loss. It is no surprise that Jordan has become a familiar participant in the Pro Bowl and was an All-Pro back in 2017, despite his stats having improved consistently since then.
Tristan Wirfs is going to have his hands very full in this matchup. Joran lines up at left end and Wirfs at right tackle, meaning there is a very strong likelihood that these two will play over 100 snaps against one another during the season.
A matchup like this will immediately be the toughest of Wirfs’ career, but it will be a great litmus test for the remainder of the season. There may be a steep learning curve, but if Wirfs can keep up with Jordan, the outlook on the rest of the season will remain positive.