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
1,560 68
Drew Brees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Quarterback

2
707 155
Marques Colston is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Wide receiver

3
660 161
Rickey Jackson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Linebacker

4
544 119
Morten Andersen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Placekicker

5
706 206
Archie Manning is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Quarterback

6
574 120
Willie Roaf is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Tackle

7
662 145
Deuce McAllister is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Running back

8
525 119
Sam Mills is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Linebacker

9
446 110
Pat Swilling is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Linebacker

10
501 118
Joe Horn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Wide receiver

11
305 48
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Defensive end

12
338 101
Jahri Evans is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
AlexPutnam added Guard

13
580 243
Jimmy Graham is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Tight end

14
282 57
Jonathan Vilma is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
bigulcards added Linebacker

15
302 101
Vaughn Johnson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Vaughn Johnson

16
402 131
Pierre Thomas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Running back

17
313 104
Mark Ingram is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
FaithJezek added Mark Ingram

18
184 9
Alvin Kamara is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
1514593493730 added Alvin Kamara

19
178 51
La'Roi Glover is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
RodneyMudd added Defensive tackle

20
236 112
Eric Martin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Wide receiver

21
331 118
Steve Gleason is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
willyboymcoy added Safety, Linebacker, Defensive back

22
129 7
Cameron Jordan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
vkvines added Defensive end

23
223 105
George Rogers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Running back

24
226 57
Reggie Bush is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Andrew Wyly added Running back

25
176 46
Darren Sproles is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Andrew Wyly added Running back, Return specialist

26
113 7
Michael Thomas is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
vkvines added Safety

27
152 20
Thomas Morstead is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Andrew Wyly added Punter

28
161 38
Lance Moore is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
KT32889MD added Wide receiver

29
190 100
Darren Sharper is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
JabariParker12 added Safety

30
152 47
Dalton Hilliard is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Running back

31
149 32
Tracy Porter is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Andrew Wyly added Cornerback

32
175 67
Tom Dempsey is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
mkeith.peel added Placekicker

33
129 48
Ricky Williams is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
CMCSS03 added Running back

34
223 129
Bobby Hebert is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Quarterback

35
99 41
Carl Nicks is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Tackle, Guard

36
70 8
Max Unger is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Chase Penalber added Guard, Center

37
130 79
Brandin Cooks is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
CMCSS03 added Brandin Cooks

38
104 49
Danny Abramowicz is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
mkeith.peel added Defensive end, Wide receiver

39
145 80
Wayne Martin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
AlexPutnam added Defensive tackle, Lineman, Defensive end

40
89 42
Chuck Muncie is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
jay-tee-sr added Running back

41
152 78
Doug Atkins is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
wiabux added Defensive end

42
63 43
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slaft added Safety

43
72 39
Jim Wilks is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Lineman, Defensive lineman

44
76 33
Kyle Turley is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Andrew Wyly added Tackle

45
72 31
Benjamin Watson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Andrew Wyly added Tight end

46
77 47
Charles Grant is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Defensive end

47
59 5
Terron Armstead is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Chase Penalber added Terron Armstead Tackle

48
69 42
Joe Johnson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

49
66 21
Sammy Knight is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Andrew Wyly added Safety

50
65 7
Zach Strief is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Chase Penalber added Zach Strief Tackle