Top five free agency signings in New Orleans Saints history

Drew Brees, Demario Davis, New Orleans Saints
Drew Brees, Demario Davis, New Orleans Saints / Chris Graythen/GettyImages
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The greatest free agency signing in Saints history: Drew Brees - Quarterback (2006)


If you were expecting anything different than there really isn't anything to tell you. That's just silly. Not only is the Saints signing of Drew Brees the greatest in franchise history by leaps and bounds, it's arguably the greatest in the history of the NFL. Period, full stop.

Brees helped resurrect the city and the franchise in 2006, and by 2009, the Saints were Super Bowl champions for the first and only time in their history. For a team with the wildly mediocre (to put it kindly) history that the Saints have, it was a huge deal.

The rest of his career in NOLA saw him put up Star Wars numbers through the air, with wins that followed. The fact that he only got one Super Bowl ring may be a shame, but the fact that he was never named NFL MVP is honestly a crime against humanity. His best chances were probably 2008 and 2011, and that part of his mantle being empty is just heartbreaking.

That aside, Drew Brees coming to New Orleans is the measuring stick that all free agency signings should be measured, and it's all the more remarkable when you consider he was THAT CLOSE to signing with the Miami Dolphins before they backed out due to concerns with his surgically repaired shoulder. Oh well, sometimes it be like that.