New Orleans Saints Passing Leaders – 9. Ken Stabler (3,670)
Saints Quarterback from 1982-1984
Ken Stabler went in the second round of the 1968 NFL Draft to the Oakland Raiders, where he played for the first 10 years of his career. Stabler was tremendous during his stint in Oakland, throwing for over 19,000 yards and 150 touchdowns.
During Stabler’s time with the Raiders, the team won one Super Bowl and Stabler won league MVP in 1974 after throwing for 26 touchdowns (remember — the league was much different back then).
After a hell of a career with the Raiders, Stabler was traded to the Oilers where he played for two seasons before ending up in the Big Easy. Archie Manning had been traded and Stabler was past his prime, but he was in New Orleans for two seasons.
Stabler finished his Saints career throwing for 3,670 yards, 17 touchdowns, and 33 interceptions through 25 games and 22 starts. People don’t remember Stabler for what he did in New Orleans and it’s probably better off that way.