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

Jim Everett, New Orleans Saints (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
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Number Two: Jim Everett

Jim Everett was the quarterback for the New Orleans Saints following an eight-year stint with the Los Angeles Rams where he went to two Pro Bowls and led the NFL in passing touchdowns twice.

The veteran signal-caller spent three seasons in New Orleans from 1994-1996 and was pretty impressive during that span. In 47 games played, Everett completed nearly 61 percent of his passes for 10,622 yards and 60 touchdowns.

Everett was a reliable starter for the Saints, missing just one game over a three-year span.

The team surrounding Everett wasn’t the greatest but he made the most out of what he could. Everett had 17 wins in a Saints uniform and was more productive than most other quarterbacks in Saints history up to that point.

Everett’s consistent play and reliable health put him as the second-best player to wear the number 17 jersey for the New Orleans Saints.