• Sports

The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time

List RulesPlease rank the players based only on their time with the Saints

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.
Photo:
  • 1
    2,064
    73
    Quarterback
  • 2
    894
    228

    Rickey Jackson

    Linebacker
  • 3
    752
    184

    Willie Roaf

    Tackle
  • 4
    933
    251

    Marques Colston

    Wide receiver
  • 5
    784
    196
    Running back
  • 6
    632
    151

    Sam Mills

    Linebacker
  • 7
    609
    49
    vkvines added

    Cameron Jordan

    Defensive end
  • 8
    531
    119
    slaft added

    Will Smith

    Defensive end
  • 9
    636
    162

    Joe Horn

    Wide receiver
  • 10
    694
    194

    Morten Andersen

    Placekicker
  • 11
    643
    85
    vkvines added

    Michael Thomas

    Wide receiver
  • 12
    710
    80
    22klingforthdillan added

    Alvin Kamara

    Running back
  • 13
    528
    136

    Pat Swilling

    Linebacker
  • 14
    812
    269
    Quarterback
  • 15
    371
    69
    Andrew Wyly added

    Thomas Morstead

    Punter
  • 16
    465
    118
    bigulcards added

    Jonathan Vilma

    Linebacker
  • 17
    612
    174
    FaithJezek added

    Mark Ingram

    Running back
  • 18
    498
    164

    Pierre Thomas

    Running back
  • 19
    691
    280

    Jimmy Graham

    Tight end
  • 20
    397
    137
    AlexPutnam added

    Jahri Evans

    Guard
  • 21
    357
    101
    Andrew Wyly addedRunning back, Return specialist
  • 22
    462
    143
    Andrew Wyly added

    Reggie Bush

    Running back
  • 23
    312
    88
    Andrew Wyly added

    Tracy Porter

    Cornerback
  • 24
    408
    154
    willyboymcoy added

    Steve Gleason

    Safety, Linebacker
  • 25
    327
    127

    Vaughn Johnson