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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1,316 65
Drew Brees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Drew Brees Quarterback

2
569 133
Rickey Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Rickey Jackson Linebacker

3
507 101
Willie Roaf is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Willie Roaf Tackle

4
599 135
Marques Colston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Marques Colston Wide receiver

5
633 180
Archie Manning is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Archie Manning Quarterback

6
464 101
Sam Mills is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Sam Mills Linebacker

7
581 129
Deuce McAllister is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Deuce McAllister Running back

8
466 107
Morten Andersen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Morten Andersen Placekicker

9
389 98
Pat Swilling is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Pat Swilling Linebacker

10
436 101
Joe Horn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Joe Horn Wide receiver

11
239 41
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Will Smith Defensive end

12
290 93
Jahri Evans is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
AlexPutnam added Jahri Evans Guard

13
502 214
Jimmy Graham is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Jimmy Graham Tight end

14
268 93
Vaughn Johnson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Vaughn Johnson

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231 51
Jonathan Vilma is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
bigulcards added Jonathan Vilma Linebacker

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348 114
Pierre Thomas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Pierre Thomas Running back

17
143 41
La'Roi Glover is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
RodneyMudd added La'Roi Glover Defensive tackle

18
213 96
Eric Martin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Eric Martin Wide receiver

19
243 93
Mark Ingram is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
FaithJezek added Mark Ingram

20
199 91
George Rogers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
George Rogers Running back

21
282 104
Steve Gleason is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
willyboymcoy added Steve Gleason Safety, Linebacker, Defensive back

The Best New Orleans Saints Quarterbacks of All Time

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125 32
Darren Sproles is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Andrew Wyly added Darren Sproles Running back, Return specialist

23
160 41
Reggie Bush is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Andrew Wyly added Reggie Bush Running back

24
151 60
Tom Dempsey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
mkeith.peel added Tom Dempsey Placekicker

25
118 40
Dalton Hilliard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Dalton Hilliard Running back

26
149 87
Darren Sharper is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
JabariParker12 added Darren Sharper Safety

27
115 30
Lance Moore is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
KT32889MD added Lance Moore Wide receiver

28
108 16
Thomas Morstead is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Andrew Wyly added Thomas Morstead Punter

The Best NFL Running Backs of All Time

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194 112
Bobby Hebert is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Bobby Hebert Quarterback

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108 26
Tracy Porter is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Andrew Wyly added Tracy Porter Cornerback

31
96 32
Ricky Williams is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
CMCSS03 added Ricky Williams Running back

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78 33
Carl Nicks is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Carl Nicks Tackle, Guard

33
61 4
Alvin Kamara is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
1514593493730 added Alvin Kamara

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39 2
Michael Thomas is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
vkvines added Michael Thomas Safety

35
98 57
Brandin Cooks is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
CMCSS03 added Brandin Cooks

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47 3
Cameron Jordan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
vkvines added Cameron Jordan Defensive end

37
89 42
Danny Abramowicz is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
mkeith.peel added Danny Abramowicz Defensive end, Wide receiver

38
133 68
Doug Atkins is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
wiabux added Doug Atkins Defensive end

39
126 73
Wayne Martin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
AlexPutnam added Wayne Martin Defensive tackle, Lineman, Defensive end

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74 35
Chuck Muncie is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
jay-tee-sr added Chuck Muncie Running back

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37 5
Max Unger is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Chase Penalber added Max Unger Guard, Center

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63 38
Charles Grant is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Charles Grant Defensive end

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51 36
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slaft added Gene Atkins Safety

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57 24
Kyle Turley is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Andrew Wyly added Kyle Turley Tackle

45
56 33
Joe Johnson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Joe Johnson Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

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55 32
Jim Wilks is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Jim Wilks Lineman, Defensive lineman

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63 26
Stan Brock is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Stan Brock Tackle, Offensive Lineman

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47 17
Sammy Knight is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Andrew Wyly added Sammy Knight Safety

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61 30
Jim Dombrowski is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
slaft added Jim Dombrowski Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Guard

50
52 25
Benjamin Watson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time
Andrew Wyly added Benjamin Watson Tight end