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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    the people's #1
    Quarterback

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    Linebacker

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    Tackle

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    Wide receiver

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    Running back

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    most listed
    Quarterback

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    Linebacker

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    Placekicker

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    Wide receiver

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    Linebacker

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    Guard

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    Vaughn Johnson 
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    Vaughn Johnson

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    Tight end

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    Defensive end

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    Running back

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    added by bigulcards
    Linebacker

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    Wide receiver

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    added by RodneyMudd
    Defensive tackle

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    Running back

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    Safety, Linebacker, Defensive back

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    Running back

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    Placekicker

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    Quarterback

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    added by JabariParker12
    Safety

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    Mark Ingram 
	is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Orleans Saints of All Time

    added by FaithJezek
    Mark Ingram

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    added by KT32889MD
    Wide receiver

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    added by Andrew Wyly
    Punter

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    added by wiabux
    Defensive end

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    Gene Atkins 
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    Safety

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    added by AlexPutnam
    Defensive tackle, Lineman, Defensive end

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    Tackle, Guard

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    Running back

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    Running back

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    added by mkeith.peel
    Defensive end, Wide receiver

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    added by slaft
    Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

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    added by Andrew Wyly
    Running back, Return specialist

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    added by slaft
    Lineman, Defensive lineman

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    added by Andrew Wyly
    Running back

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    new! & added by Andrew Wyly
    Cornerback

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    added by slaft
    Defensive end

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    Brandin Cooks 
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    Brandin Cooks

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    added by Andrew Wyly
    Tackle

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    added by Andrew Wyly
    Tight end

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    added by wiabux
    Running back, Fullback

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    added by Andrew Wyly
    Safety

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    added by Andrew Wyly
    Running back

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    added by slaft
    Tackle

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    Running back, Return specialist, Punt returner

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    Tackle, Offensive Lineman

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    Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Guard

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