Top 30 players in New Orleans Saints’ history
The New Orleans Saints were blessed when they acquired Rickey Jackson in 1981. A kid from Pittsburgh would go on to be the best defensive Saint in history. He played every year but his last two with the New Orleans Saints.
During his time as a Saint, he never appeared in a game he didn’t start in. Jackson was a perfect 195 for 195 in that area. If you could name any defensive linebacker statistic, Jackson probably ranks first or in the top five in every single one.
Notably, he ranks No. 1 in forced fumbles, fumble recoveries, and sacks in Saints’ history. He finished his Saints’ career with seven interceptions, 38 forced fumbles, 27 fumble recoveries, 1,104 tackles, and 115.0 sacks.
According to Pro Football Reference’s approximate value, Jackson ranks second in history with 144 behind only our No. 1 Saints player. Jackson set the bar for any defensive player who will ever play for the Saints to achieve. Who knows if his records will ever be broken.