Top 30 players in New Orleans Saints’ history
Pierre Thomas was a rare breed of running back. Over the course of the history of the Saints, he was matched up against Reggie Bush, Deuce McAllister, Mark Ingram, and Alvin Kamara. All of those have their strengths, but Thomas was different.
Pierre Thomas was one of the Saints’ first multi-role backs — meaning an equal amount of rushing and receiving. Thomas finished his Saints’ career in terms of running backs No. 5 in rushing yards and No. 1 in receiving yards.
Thomas played all but one year of his career with the New Orleans Saints. In those eight years, Thomas totaled 3,745 rushing yards and 28 touchdowns to go along with 2,608 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns.
Thomas totaled 40 touchdowns in his eight years and only fumbled the ball seven times. That is one of the best ratios in Saints’ history, even better than some quarterbacks touchdown to interception ratio. Thomas was a unique talent, and that is why he finds his way on this list.