New Orleans Saints: Top 3 Players to wear No. 17 in team history

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The New Orleans Saints have had plenty of talent wear No. 17, but who wore it the best?

Originally worn by Billy Kilmer back in 1967, the No. 17 has been worn by eleven different players ranging from the quarterbacks to kickers. It’s been quite the number for the New Orleans Saints throughout the last few decades.

Primarily worn by wide receivers, the New Orleans Saints had one of the best wide receivers in franchise history line up in the No.17 on game days. Most players who wore the No. 17 for the Saints weren’t originally acquired by the Saints either.

Players like Billy Kilmer, TJ Graham, and Michael Floyd were all originally on different teams before coming to New Orleans and sporting the No. 17.

That said, the Saints have had no shortage of talent wearing the No. 17 as the players in franchise history combined for four Pro Bowl appearances and, more importantly, combined to win three Super Bowls.

The three players on my list were very deserving as they did their part to help the franchise get to the point it’s at today.