New Orleans Saints final grades and team snap counts for 2015

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Nov 8, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) and head coach Sean Payton celebrate after a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans during the first quarter of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 8, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) and head coach Sean Payton celebrate after a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans during the first quarter of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports /
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While head coach Sean Payton tends to dominate all New Orleans Saints headlines now, let’s focus on something else.

After 16 games, multiple weeks of frustration, and a plethora of player changes, how did the New Orleans Saints grade out on offense and defense? Furthermore, who saw the most snaps?

The Saints offense saw a total of 1,184 snaps in 2015, according to Pro Football Focus. Here’s a look at the player snap count breakdown by position, followed by grades. The snap percentage is to the total amount of snaps, not in correlation to the games a player played in.

Quarterbacks

  • Drew Brees – 1,111 (93.8%)
  • Luke McCown – 72 (6.0%)

Offensive Line

  • Max Unger, C – 1,182 (99.8%)
  • Zach Strief, RT – 1,096 (92.5%)
  • Tim Lelito, LG – 969 (81.8%)
  • Terron Armstead, LT – 952 (80.4%)
  • Jahri Evans, RG – 820 (69.2%)
  • Andrus Peat, OL – 437 (36.9%)
  • Senio Kelemete, OL – 429 (36.2%)
  • Tony Hills, OL – 74 (6.2%)
  • Mike McGlynn, OL – 15 (1.2%)

Receivers

  • Ben Watson, TE – 1,003 (84.7%)
  • Brandin Cooks, WR – 981 (82.8%)
  • Willie Snead, WR – 797 (67.3%)
  • Marques Colston, WR – 580 (48.9%)
  • Brandon Coleman, WR – 440 (37.1%)
  • Josh Hill, TE – 428 (36.1%)
  • Michael Hoomanawanui, TE – 343 (28.9%)

Running Backs

  • Mark Ingram – 546 (46.1%)
  • C.J. Spiller – 203 (17.1%)
  • Tim Hightower – 197 (16.6%)
  • Khiry Robinson – 135 (11.4%)
  • Austin Johnson, FB – 93 (7.8%)

The Saints also had Travaris Cadet (54), T.J. Graham (19), Joe Morgan (15), Kenny Vaccaro (15), Seantavius Jones (5), Marcus Murphy (1), and Kendall Hunter (1) take part on offense in 2015.

Highest graded offensive players

  • Terron Armstead (+30.8)
  • Drew Brees (+24.5)
  • Tim Hightower (+6.1)
  • Zach Strief (+5.9)
  • Brandin Cooks (+5.5)
  • Tim Lelito (+5.4)
  • Willie Snead (+5.4)
  • Brandon Coleman (+4.5)
  • Max Unger (+3.1)

Lowest graded offensive players

  • Ben Watson (-7.5)
  • Tony Hills (-6.2)
  • Michael Hoomanawanui (-5.8)
  • Senio Kelemete (-5.5)
  • Andrus Peat (-5.0)
  • Austin Johnson (-4.7)
  • Marques Colston (-4.7)

Next: Defense

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