Top five worst free agency signings in Saints history

Brandon Browner, Jarius Byrd, New Orleans Saints
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Saints number two worst free agency signing: Brandon Browner - Cornerback (2015)

Where to even begin. Big Brandon Browner was a stud corner and founding member of the legendary Legion of Boom secondary of the Seattle Seahawks that won Super Bowl XLVIII during the 2013 season.

He parlayed that into a three-year $17 million contract with the New England Patriots, where he helped them beat his former team in Super Bowl XLIX.

The fact that he served a four-game suspension that season and the fact that after it was all said and done Bill Belichick declined to pick up his option and let him walk, should have been an indication of what was to come for the Saints.

Still, the Saints brought him in during the 2015 offseason, signing him to a three-year deal worth $15 million. The Saints were rewarded by Browner being rated as one of the least effective corners in the entire league. He also got hit with a whopping 23 penalties, which is the most ever since the stat began being tracked in 1999.

Suffice to say, this was an absolute disaster, and Browner was out of the NOLA after his only season with the team. The signing of Browner easily has a case for the top (or bottom depending on how you look at it) on this list, but we're going a different route.