New Orleans Saints: 30 greatest players in franchise history

14 of 31
New Orleans Saints
Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images /

15. . Cornerback. 1980-89. Dave Waymer. 18. player

It’s crazy to think that there’s only one cornerback on this list. As strange as it seems, Dave Waymer is a pretty good cover man to have on your top-30 players list.

The Saints’ career leader in interceptions (37), Waymer was one of the NFL’s top cornerbacks during the 1980s. His nine picks in 1986 were second-most in team history, although the effort didn’t earn him a trip to the Pro Bowl. The next year, though, he managed to earn his lone Pro Bowl selection with five interceptions and three forced fumbles, despite playing only 12 games.

Here’s an interesting tidbit for you: Waymer’s Pro Bowl nod was one of only three by a Saints cornerback. That’s further evidence of the fact that Waymer truly was one of the best players to ever call the Superdome home.

What’s funny is Waymer considered joining the USFL instead of the NFL, but opted to take his talents to New Orleans. Seeing as the league folded in 1986, though, it was probably a smart decision for him to ink a deal with the Saints.