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
1,492 68
Drew Brees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Quarterback

2
628 154
Rickey Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Linebacker

3
674 150
Marques Colston is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Wide receiver

4
549 117
Willie Roaf is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Tackle

5
513 113
Sam Mills is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Linebacker

6
636 141
Deuce McAllister is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Running back

7
525 115
Morten Andersen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Placekicker

8
688 200
Archie Manning is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Quarterback

9
434 106
Pat Swilling is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Linebacker

10
478 116
Joe Horn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Wide receiver

11
283 48
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Defensive end

12
322 100
Jahri Evans is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
AlexPutnam added Guard

13
562 233
Jimmy Graham is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Tight end

14
267 53
Jonathan Vilma is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
bigulcards added Linebacker

15
291 98
Vaughn Johnson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Vaughn Johnson

16
383 126
Pierre Thomas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Running back

17
165 48
La'Roi Glover is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
RodneyMudd added Defensive tackle

18
289 101
Mark Ingram is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
FaithJezek added Mark Ingram

19
227 108
Eric Martin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Wide receiver

20
213 100
George Rogers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Running back

21
316 113
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
151 8
Alvin Kamara is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
1514593493730 added Alvin Kamara

23
162 41
Darren Sproles is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Andrew Wyly added Running back, Return specialist

24
204 52
Reggie Bush is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Andrew Wyly added Running back

25
148 33
Lance Moore is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
KT32889MD added Wide receiver

26
143 44
Dalton Hilliard is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Running back

27
176 98
Darren Sharper is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
JabariParker12 added Safety

28
166 65
Tom Dempsey is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
mkeith.peel added Placekicker

29
133 20
Thomas Morstead is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Andrew Wyly added Punter

30
137 29
Tracy Porter is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Andrew Wyly added Cornerback

31
216 121
Bobby Hebert is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Quarterback

32
104 7
Cameron Jordan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
vkvines added Defensive end

33
119 42
Ricky Williams is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
CMCSS03 added Running back

34
91 39
Carl Nicks is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Tackle, Guard

35
85 7
Michael Thomas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
vkvines added Safety

36
55 7
Max Unger is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Chase Penalber added Guard, Center

37
119 70
Brandin Cooks is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
CMCSS03 added Brandin Cooks

38
139 78
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
98 48
Danny Abramowicz is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
mkeith.peel added Defensive end, Wide receiver

40
146 75
Doug Atkins is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
wiabux added Defensive end

41
83 40
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
72 44
Charles Grant is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Defensive end

43
66 37
Jim Wilks is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Lineman, Defensive lineman

44
69 31
Kyle Turley is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Andrew Wyly added Tackle

45
57 41
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slaft added Safety

46
64 40
Joe Johnson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

47
73 31
Stan Brock is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Tackle, Offensive Lineman

48
73 32
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
58 20
Sammy Knight is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Andrew Wyly added Safety

50
64 29
Benjamin Watson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Andrew Wyly added Tight end