All-time receiving yards leaders in New Orleans Saints history

Leigh Oleszczak
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10. Quinn Early (3,758)

Saints WR from 1991-1995

A third-round pick by the Chargers in 1988, Quinn Early found his way to New Orleans in 1991 and became a factor in their offense right away. During that ’91 season, Early hauled in 32 catches for 541 yards and two touchdowns.

The next year he built on that campaign with 566 receiving yards and five trips into the end zone. The next season — you guessed it — he put up even better numbers, tallying 670 yards and six scores.

While his touchdown total was lower in 1994, Early still improved his receiving yard numbers with 894 yards off of 82 catches. He surpassed the 1,000-yard receiving mark during the 1995 season, with 1,087 yards, and also put up the most touchdowns of his career with eight.

That was Early’s final year in New Orleans. He joined the Bills in 1996 and was never able to match the success of that ’95 season again in the final four years of his career (three spent in Buffalo, the other with the Jets).

That 1995 season was Early’s best season but he didn’t make the Pro Bowl that year or in any season of his career. He’s still in the top 10 when it comes to Saints receiving yards, however.

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