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Cameron Jordan with your Blake Bortles joke of the week, folks!

NFL: New Orleans Saints-Training Camp Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Good defenses don’t just make themselves. They need to go against good players across from them to improve — and if you don’t believe me, just ask New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan.

When asked how it was facing a Hall of Fame-caliber quarterback like Drew Brees everyday in practice, Jordan couldn’t help himself.

“It helps the defense,” Jordan said on Thursday afternoon on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “It’s not like we’re going against Blake Bortles. It’s not like Drew [Brees] is giving picks away.”

To be fair to Bortles, he’s been less downright awful and more inconsistent. The five-interception anomaly was just that — an anomaly. He needs to do better in terms of mechanics, throwing motion, and decision-making, but he hasn’t really been the interception-machine all camp that we all roasted him for on Saturday night.