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
1,425 68
Drew Brees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Quarterback

2
606 147
Rickey Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Linebacker

3
531 110
Willie Roaf is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Tackle

4
644 146
Marques Colston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Wide receiver

5
617 134
Deuce McAllister is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Running back

6
499 109
Sam Mills is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Linebacker

7
668 192
Archie Manning is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Quarterback

8
502 111
Morten Andersen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Placekicker

9
420 102
Pat Swilling is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Linebacker

10
463 112
Joe Horn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Wide receiver

11
266 45
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Defensive end

12
313 97
Jahri Evans is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
AlexPutnam added Guard

13
537 228
Jimmy Graham is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Tight end

14
259 53
Jonathan Vilma is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
bigulcards added Linebacker

15
285 97
Vaughn Johnson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Vaughn Johnson

16
373 120
Pierre Thomas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Running back

17
156 46
La'Roi Glover is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
RodneyMudd added Defensive tackle

18
269 99
Mark Ingram is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
FaithJezek added Mark Ingram

19
224 104
Eric Martin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Wide receiver

20
211 98
George Rogers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Running back

21
304 110
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
148 39
Darren Sproles is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Andrew Wyly added Running back, Return specialist

23
188 48
Reggie Bush is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Andrew Wyly added Running back

24
122 7
Alvin Kamara is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
1514593493730 added Alvin Kamara

25
135 43
Dalton Hilliard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Running back

26
135 32
Lance Moore is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
KT32889MD added Wide receiver

27
161 64
Tom Dempsey is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
mkeith.peel added Placekicker

28
167 96
Darren Sharper is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
JabariParker12 added Safety

29
125 18
Thomas Morstead is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Andrew Wyly added Punter

30
129 28
Tracy Porter is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Andrew Wyly added Cornerback

31
209 119
Bobby Hebert is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Quarterback

32
88 6
Cameron Jordan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
vkvines added Defensive end

33
113 39
Ricky Williams is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
CMCSS03 added Running back

34
88 37
Carl Nicks is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Tackle, Guard

35
68 5
Michael Thomas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
vkvines added Safety

36
111 68
Brandin Cooks is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
CMCSS03 added Brandin Cooks

37
97 45
Danny Abramowicz is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
mkeith.peel added Defensive end, Wide receiver

38
137 75
Wayne Martin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
AlexPutnam added Defensive tackle, Lineman, Defensive end

39
47 7
Max Unger is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Chase Penalber added Guard, Center

40
142 73
Doug Atkins is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
wiabux added Defensive end

41
81 39
Chuck Muncie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
jay-tee-sr added Running back

42
65 35
Jim Wilks is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Lineman, Defensive lineman

43
56 39
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slaft added Safety

44
69 42
Charles Grant is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Defensive end

45
62 37
Joe Johnson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

46
65 30
Kyle Turley is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Andrew Wyly added Tackle

47
70 29
Stan Brock is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Tackle, Offensive Lineman

48
69 31
Jim Dombrowski is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Guard

49
54 19
Sammy Knight is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Andrew Wyly added Safety

50
46 5
Zach Strief is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Chase Penalber added Zach Strief Tackle