All-time receiving yards leaders in New Orleans Saints history

Leigh Oleszczak
Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
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6. Jimmy Graham (4,752)

Saints TE from 2010-2014

The all-time leader in receiving yards for a Saints tight end is 4,752, which Jimmy Graham put up through five seasons. A third-round pick out of Miami, Graham had the hang of the whole starting tight end thing by his second season when he racked up 1,310 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Two years later, he put up the best numbers of his career with 1,215 yards receiving and a whopping 16 touchdowns.

It was obvious that Drew Brees trusted Graham whenever he needed a big play and fans were always waiting for that big play to happen. That’s why it was devastating when the team traded the tight end to the Seahawks during the 2015 offseason.

After leaving the Saints, Graham never came close to his career-high in receiving yards and he only had double-digit touchdowns just one time (10 with the Seahawks in 2017). New Orleans hasn’t been able to find a tight end like Graham since trading him away.

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