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

2
597 141
Rickey Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Rickey Jackson Linebacker

3
491 104
Sam Mills is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Sam Mills Linebacker

4
523 108
Willie Roaf is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Willie Roaf Tackle

5
632 143
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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606 132
Deuce McAllister is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Deuce McAllister Running back

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659 188
Archie Manning is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Archie Manning Quarterback

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488 110
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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410 100
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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455 109
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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260 45
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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306 97
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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530 225
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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252 53
Jonathan Vilma is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
bigulcards added Jonathan Vilma Linebacker

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282 97
Vaughn Johnson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Vaughn Johnson

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367 117
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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153 46
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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263 97
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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219 102
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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209 97
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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296 109
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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183 46
Reggie Bush is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Andrew Wyly added Reggie Bush Running back

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141 38
Darren Sproles is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Andrew Wyly added Darren Sproles Running back, Return specialist

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132 32
Lance Moore is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
KT32889MD added Lance Moore Wide receiver

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129 43
Dalton Hilliard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Dalton Hilliard Running back

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158 63
Tom Dempsey is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
mkeith.peel added Tom Dempsey Placekicker

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162 94
Darren Sharper is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
JabariParker12 added Darren Sharper Safety

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100 6
Alvin Kamara is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
1514593493730 added Alvin Kamara

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119 18
Thomas Morstead is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Andrew Wyly added Thomas Morstead Punter

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125 28
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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204 118
Bobby Hebert is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Bobby Hebert Quarterback

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80 5
Cameron Jordan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
vkvines added Cameron Jordan Defensive end

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108 39
Ricky Williams is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
CMCSS03 added Ricky Williams Running back

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85 36
Carl Nicks is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Carl Nicks Tackle, Guard

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110 67
Brandin Cooks is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
CMCSS03 added Brandin Cooks

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60 5
Michael Thomas is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
vkvines added Michael Thomas Safety

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94 45
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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133 75
Wayne Martin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
AlexPutnam added Wayne Martin Defensive tackle, Lineman, Defensive end

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139 72
Doug Atkins is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
wiabux added Doug Atkins Defensive end

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78 39
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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43 7
Max Unger is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Chase Penalber added Max Unger Guard, Center

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68 42
Charles Grant is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Charles Grant Defensive end

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54 39
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slaft added Gene Atkins Safety

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61 35
Jim Wilks is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Jim Wilks Lineman, Defensive lineman

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60 37
Joe Johnson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Joe Johnson Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

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62 30
Kyle Turley is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Andrew Wyly added Kyle Turley Tackle

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67 29
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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66 31
Jim Dombrowski is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Jim Dombrowski Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Guard

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51 19
Sammy Knight is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Andrew Wyly added Sammy Knight Safety

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57 27
Benjamin Watson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Andrew Wyly added Benjamin Watson Tight end