Saints dominate ESPN’s NFC South All-Decade team
The New Orleans Saints were well represented as they lead the NFC South’s All-Decade team with nine total representatives.
ESPN recently released their all-decade team in each division and its latest entry highlighted the NFC South. Each team had a player of the decade selected, as well as an honorable mention. Next, a player was selected for each position and a head coach was chosen as the best for the decade. It was no surprise that Drew Brees was selected as the Saints player of the decade.
Brees started the decade by winning Super Bowl XLIV and was named Super Bowl MVP.
Since then Brees has shattered most, if not all NFL passing records such as yards, completion percentage, and touchdowns thrown in the decade. He also won the 3rd most games (95) last decade as well.
All-Pro defensive end Cam Jordan was the Saints honorable mention player of the decade. Jordan, who was drafted in 2011 out of the University of California, has done nothing but be a model of consistency since entering the league.
Jordan has not missed a game since entering the NFL and has the 2nd most sacks in the league since 2013. Jordan has been selected to the Pro Bowl 5 times this decade.
Other representatives on the all-decade team in the division include some current players still on the roster including Michael Thomas, Terron Armstead, and Marshon Lattimore to name a few. Some past players on the Saints team include Jahri Evans and Roman Harper.
The Saints led the list with the most selections at (9), followed by the Carolina Panthers at (8). The Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers rounded off the list at 4 each.
Finally, the coach of the decade honor went to none other than Sean Payton. He led the Saints to the only Super Bowl winner in the division this decade and to six playoff appearances even though he was suspended for the 2012 NFL season due to the Bountygate scandal.
Payton also navigated the Saints to 3 straight division titles to close out the decade.