NFL The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time  

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A list of the best New Orleans Saints of all time. For many years, the New Orleans Saints were the laughingstock of the NFL. Their fans wore invented wearing paperbags over their faces at games to conceal their identity because those teams were so bad. One of the only players worth watching in those bad old days was Archie Manning. Superstar quarterback, Manning spent most of his days in New Orleans running for his life behind porous offensive lines and had little talent at the skill position. It took the Saints nearly 20 years to make the playoffs. Behind the intimidating Dome Patrol linebacking crew, which was featured some of the best linebackers of all time, the Saints went to the playoffs four times in six seasons.

It took until Drew Brees arrived in 2006 for the Saints franchise to finally hit their stride. Behind one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, the Saints reached the NFC Championship Game that year. The team's fortunes improved as they slowly added the greatest players in Saints history. Finally, in 2009, one of the best Saints teams ever captured something that many thought wasn't possible: a Super Bowl title. Behind Brees, wide receiver Marques Colston and a high-flying offense, the Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV. The Saints offense is one of the best in the NFL and with up-and-coming stars like tight end Jimmy Graham, New Orleans looks to be unstoppable for the foreseeable future.

This is the list of the best New Orleans Saints of all time. If you see someone missing from this list, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank this list according to who you think is the greatest New Orleans Saints player of all time.

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1,323 65
Drew Brees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Drew Brees Quarterback

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573 134
Rickey Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Rickey Jackson Linebacker

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509 104
Willie Roaf is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Willie Roaf Tackle

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469 101
Sam Mills is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Sam Mills Linebacker

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603 137
Marques Colston is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Marques Colston Wide receiver

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637 181
Archie Manning is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Archie Manning Quarterback

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585 131
Deuce McAllister is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Deuce McAllister Running back

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471 108
Morten Andersen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Morten Andersen Placekicker

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392 98
Pat Swilling is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Pat Swilling Linebacker

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440 102
Joe Horn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Joe Horn Wide receiver

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242 42
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Will Smith Defensive end

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292 94
Jahri Evans is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
AlexPutnam added Jahri Evans Guard

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505 215
Jimmy Graham is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Jimmy Graham Tight end

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270 94
Vaughn Johnson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Vaughn Johnson

The Best New Orleans Saints Running Backs of All Time

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232 51
Jonathan Vilma is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
bigulcards added Jonathan Vilma Linebacker

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351 114
Pierre Thomas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Pierre Thomas Running back

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146 41
La'Roi Glover is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
RodneyMudd added La'Roi Glover Defensive tackle

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245 93
Mark Ingram is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
FaithJezek added Mark Ingram

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214 97
Eric Martin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Eric Martin Wide receiver

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201 91
George Rogers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
George Rogers Running back

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285 104
Steve Gleason is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
willyboymcoy added Steve Gleason Safety, Linebacker, Defensive back

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128 33
Darren Sproles is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Andrew Wyly added Darren Sproles Running back, Return specialist

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163 42
Reggie Bush is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Andrew Wyly added Reggie Bush Running back

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153 61
Tom Dempsey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
mkeith.peel added Tom Dempsey Placekicker

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152 87
Darren Sharper is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
JabariParker12 added Darren Sharper Safety

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120 41
Dalton Hilliard is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Dalton Hilliard Running back

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118 30
Lance Moore is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
KT32889MD added Lance Moore Wide receiver

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110 16
Thomas Morstead is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Andrew Wyly added Thomas Morstead Punter

The Best New Orleans Saints Wide Receivers of All Time

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195 113
Bobby Hebert is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Bobby Hebert Quarterback

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110 26
Tracy Porter is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Andrew Wyly added Tracy Porter Cornerback

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98 32
Ricky Williams is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
CMCSS03 added Ricky Williams Running back

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66 4
Alvin Kamara is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
1514593493730 added Alvin Kamara

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79 34
Carl Nicks is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Carl Nicks Tackle, Guard

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42 2
Michael Thomas is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
vkvines added Michael Thomas Safety

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51 3
Cameron Jordan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
vkvines added Cameron Jordan Defensive end

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99 58
Brandin Cooks is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
CMCSS03 added Brandin Cooks

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90 43
Danny Abramowicz is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
mkeith.peel added Danny Abramowicz Defensive end, Wide receiver

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134 69
Doug Atkins is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
wiabux added Doug Atkins Defensive end

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127 74
Wayne Martin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
AlexPutnam added Wayne Martin Defensive tackle, Lineman, Defensive end

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75 36
Chuck Muncie is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
jay-tee-sr added Chuck Muncie Running back

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64 39
Charles Grant is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Charles Grant Defensive end

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52 37
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slaft added Gene Atkins Safety

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57 34
Joe Johnson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Joe Johnson Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

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58 25
Kyle Turley is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Andrew Wyly added Kyle Turley Tackle

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38 6
Max Unger is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Chase Penalber added Max Unger Guard, Center

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56 33
Jim Wilks is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Jim Wilks Lineman, Defensive lineman

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64 27
Stan Brock is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Stan Brock Tackle, Offensive Lineman

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47 18
Sammy Knight is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Andrew Wyly added Sammy Knight Safety

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54 25
Benjamin Watson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Andrew Wyly added Benjamin Watson Tight end

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61 31
Jim Dombrowski is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Jim Dombrowski Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Guard