New Orleans Saints: 3 things to be thankful for
The Payton-Brees era in New Orleans
The New Orleans Saints finished the 2005 season with a 3-13 record and a devastating Hurricane Katrina that wiped New Orleans.
After such devastation, the football organization needed a change — that change was Sean Payton. The Saints fired their head coach and hired an unknown Cowboys assistant coach.
The 2006 season was the first season under the leadership of Sean Payton. He was hired in January and one of the first decisions he made as head coach was trading with the San Diego Chargers for quarterback Drew Brees.
At the time, the NFL didn’t know the dynamic duo that would form, but the New Orleans Saints would now become a powerhouse organization for the next decade at least.
That 2006 season, Payton and Brees’ first, would prove to be one of the best seasons in New Orleans Saints history as they went on to appear in and win their first-ever NFL Super Bowl.
Ten years later the New Orleans Saints have a record of 9-2 and are on pace to tie the record of the 2006 Super Bowl-winning team.