I know, right? What the heck is a kicker doing in the top-10 of any team’s all-time greats? Well, when you consider all Morten Andersen did during his time with the Saints and in the NFL in general, it’s easy to understand his placement on this list.
Andersen will go down as one of the greatest kickers to ever play the game. When he retired back in 2007, he held some of the most impressive distinctions any player could ever garner. Not too familiar with his body of work? Well, let me fill you in on the details.
Andersen finished his career as the NFL’s all-time leading scorer with 2,544 points. He also owns the record for the most games played (382), most field goals made (565) and most field goals attempted (709). That impressive list of accolades earned him a trip to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2017, making him only the second true kicker to be enshrined in Canton.
And do you know where he did most of his damage? With the Saints. During his 13 years in New Orleans, he connected on 77.6 percent of his field goals, earning numerous Pro Bowl and All-Pro selections along the way. If there ever was a kicker worthy of this type of recognition, it’s Andersen.