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.
list ordered by

1
1,736 69
Drew Brees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Quarterback

2
790 183
Marques Colston is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Wide receiver

3
733 178
Rickey Jackson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Linebacker

4
600 140
Morten Andersen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Placekicker

5
643 133
Willie Roaf is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Tackle

6
724 160
Deuce McAllister is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Running back

7
759 234
Archie Manning is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Quarterback

8
572 135
Sam Mills is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Linebacker

9
562 125
Joe Horn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Wide receiver

10
486 126
Pat Swilling is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Linebacker

11
357 54
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Defensive end

12
371 112
Jahri Evans is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
AlexPutnam added Guard

13
636 266
Jimmy Graham is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Tight end

14
324 68
Jonathan Vilma is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
bigulcards added Linebacker

15
387 114
Mark Ingram is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
FaithJezek added Mark Ingram

16
450 141
Pierre Thomas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Running back

17
324 118
Vaughn Johnson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Vaughn Johnson

18
207 8
Cameron Jordan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
vkvines added Defensive end

19
287 16
Alvin Kamara is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
22klingforthdillan added Alvin Kamara

20
194 11
Michael Thomas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
vkvines added Safety

21
197 64
La'Roi Glover is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
RodneyMudd added Defensive tackle

22
370 123
Steve Gleason is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
willyboymcoy added Safety, Linebacker, Defensive back

23
255 123
Eric Martin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Wide receiver

24
272 66
Reggie Bush is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Andrew Wyly added Running back

25
209 52
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