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Top 5 Worst Free Agent Signings in the Sean Payton Era

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#1 – Jason David (2007)

Jason David was only a fourth-round draft pick of the Indianapolis Colts in 2004. He was a part of the starting roster for the 2006 Super Bowl, where he earned a ring as a result of the victory over the Chicago Bears.

David was signed by the Saints from the Colts as a restricted free agent to a four-year deal worth $15.6M. The Colts had a week to match the Saints, but did not match the offer. The Saints would send a fourth-round draft pick as compensation.

It seemed promising to Who Dat Nation.

"We are obviously pleased to add Jason to our mix in the secondary. This is a positive addition as we make final preparations for this weekend’s draft. Jason is a young, emerging player with his best years ahead of him. -Mickey Loomis"

This list wouldn’t be complete without Jason David. Saints fans were used to this familiar picture above, David being beat in coverage. His first game as a member of the Saints was against his former team, the Colts, and David was ripped to shreds by Peyton Manning. David was often booed by Who Dat Nation after being beat in coverage. He’d be waived on August 17, 2009.

David would be signed by the Detroit Lions on November 3, 2009, and released six days later. Thankfully, we’d never see him again.

The mere thought of stating his name in public Who Dat surroundings, like the Superdome, have been strictly prohibited. After all, we don’t want to have to deal with the Necronomicon.

Should the unthinkable happen, just remember:

Klaatu – Barada – Nikto

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