New Orleans Saints Passing Leaders – 5. Jim Everett (10,622)
Saints Quarterback from 1994-1996
The Saints aren’t strangers to picking up free-agent quarterbacks out of Purdue but Jim Everett was the first to fall into that category. The Boilermaker initially went No. 3 overall to the Oilers but never played a snap for them. He was traded to the Rams in exchange for three future draft picks and two players and went on to spend the first eight years of his career in Los Angeles.
Everett made the Pro Bowl in 1990, which was the only one in his career and the Rams were successful early on during his time there. In the 1994 offseason, however, Los Angeles traded their quarterback to New Orleans in exchange for a late-round pick.
Everett played for the Saints for three years and while the team never had a winning record with him under center, he was decent. His final year in 1996 wasn’t great but the team parted ways with him following that season. He finished out his career with the Chargers in 1997 and then was out of the league.
Through 47 starts with the Saints, Everett passed for 10,622 yards, 60 touchdowns, and 48 interceptions.