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All-time passing yards leaders in New Orleans Saints history

Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
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Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

New Orleans Saints Passing Leaders – 1. Drew Brees (68,010)

Saints Quarterback from 2006-2020

No one is surprised to see Drew Brees in this top spot. After spending the first five years of his career with the San Diego Chargers, Brees was injured in the 2005 season and the Saints took a chance on him along with a new young head coach named Sean Payton.

Together, Brees and Payton changed the Saints organization forever. The team immediately made the playoffs with Brees under center and he shattered records within just a few years.

During Brees’ 15-year tenure, the team had nine winning seasons and won one Super Bowl. Brees was named MVP in that Super Bowl victory and the image of him holding his young son in the air with the confetti falling from the sky is iconic in New Orleans.

For nearly his entire career in the Big Easy, Brees was always one of the best quarterbacks in the league and as long as he was under center, the Saints had a chance to win at the end of a game. While he only ended up with the one Super Bowl, Brees did so much more for the city of New Orleans.

To think the Dolphins picked Daunte Culpepper over Brees is hilarious at this point but Brees was definitely a wildcard when the team signed him due to his shoulder injury. He proved that he was a winner though and ended his Saints career with 68,010 passing yards, 491 touchdowns, and 190 interceptions.

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These are the all-time passing yards leaders for the New Orleans Saints.