The New Orleans Saints have had some impressive pass-catchers during their storied history. Who leads the organization in receiving yards?
Pass-catchers in the NFL are considered to be anyone who can catch the ball and make some noise with the ball in their hands. Whether it’s a wide receiver, tight end, running back, or even a fullback, pass-catchers help their offense move the chains.
The New Orleans Saints have seen their fair share of talented pass-catchers but who leads the pack when it comes to receiving yards? Let’s check out the all-time leaders in receiving yards for the black and gold.
All stats courtesy of Pro Football Reference
14. Wes Chandler (2,801)
Saints WR from 1978-1981
With the third overall pick in the 1978 NFL Draft, the Saints selected Wes Chandler out of Florida and by year two in the offense, he was a major playmaker for them. During that 1979 season, Chandler went over the 1,000-yard receiving mark and found the end zone six times through 16 starts.
While he came up short of the 1,000-yard mark in 1980, it wasn’t by much (975) and he matched his touchdown total from the year before with six. In 1981, Chandler was traded to the Chargers midway through the year and continued to be a reliable weapon. He played in San Diego for seven years (counting the year he was traded to them) and was always putting up stellar numbers for them.
While Chandler didn’t end up sticking around in the Big Easy for long, he’s still just outside the top 10 in receiving yards with 2,801.