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
1,553 68
Drew Brees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Quarterback

2
703 154
Marques Colston is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Wide receiver

3
655 161
Rickey Jackson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Linebacker

4
542 118
Morten Andersen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Placekicker

5
703 206
Archie Manning is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Quarterback

6
571 120
Willie Roaf is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Tackle

7
658 145
Deuce McAllister is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Running back

8
522 119
Sam Mills is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Linebacker

9
444 110
Pat Swilling is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Linebacker

10
497 118
Joe Horn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Wide receiver

11
301 48
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Defensive end

12
335 101
Jahri Evans is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
AlexPutnam added Guard

13
577 242
Jimmy Graham is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Tight end

14
278 57
Jonathan Vilma is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
bigulcards added Linebacker

15
300 101
Vaughn Johnson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Vaughn Johnson

16
397 131
Pierre Thomas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Running back

17
309 104
Mark Ingram is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
FaithJezek added Mark Ingram

18
181 9
Alvin Kamara is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
1514593493730 added Alvin Kamara

19
176 50
La'Roi Glover is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
RodneyMudd added Defensive tackle

20
234 111
Eric Martin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Wide receiver

21
328 117
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
125 7
Cameron Jordan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
vkvines added Defensive end

23
221 104
George Rogers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Running back

24
224 56
Reggie Bush is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Andrew Wyly added Running back

25
174 45
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
109 7
Michael Thomas is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
vkvines added Safety

27
149 20
Thomas Morstead is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Andrew Wyly added Punter

28
158 38
Lance Moore is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
KT32889MD added Wide receiver

29
150 47
Dalton Hilliard is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Running back

30
188 100
Darren Sharper is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
JabariParker12 added Safety

31
147 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 66
Tom Dempsey is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
mkeith.peel added Placekicker

33
129 47
Ricky Williams is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
CMCSS03 added Running back

34
222 128
Bobby Hebert is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Quarterback

35
98 41
Carl Nicks is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Tackle, Guard

36
69 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
129 78
Brandin Cooks is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
CMCSS03 added Brandin Cooks

38
103 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
144 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
152 77
Doug Atkins is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
wiabux added Defensive end

41
63 42
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slaft added Safety

42
88 42
Chuck Muncie is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
jay-tee-sr added Running back

43
72 30
Benjamin Watson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Andrew Wyly added Tight end

44
77 46
Charles Grant is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Defensive end

45
71 39
Jim Wilks is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Lineman, Defensive lineman

46
75 33
Kyle Turley is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Andrew Wyly added Tackle

47
64 6
Zach Strief is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Chase Penalber added Zach Strief Tackle

48
68 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
57 5
Terron Armstead is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Chase Penalber added Terron Armstead Tackle

50
65 21
Sammy Knight is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Andrew Wyly added Safety