Ranking the Top 5 Saints quarterbacks of all time

We know who takes no. 1, but who else makes the cut?
New Orleans Saints, Drew Brees
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2. Archie Manning

We now come to an all-time Saints great, an NFL legend and, of course, the father of both Peyton and Eli, Archie Manning. As the number two overall pick back in the 1971 NFL Draft, Manning came to New Orleans by way of the University of Mississippi.

He would go on to still hold the position for second-most all-time passing yards in Saints history with 21,734 while throwing for 115 touchdowns and 156 interceptions. Manning's best season with New Orleans came back in 1980 when he threw for 3,716 yards, 23 touchdowns and 20 interceptions. The picks were a tough aspect of that year, but his yardage and touchdowns were also career bests.

Prior to that 1980 campaign, Manning was actually coming off of two other solid seasons that saw him get voted into the Pro Bowl, the only two of his career. After his last full season in New Orleans in 1981, Manning would then be traded to Houston during the 1982 season. He'd play for both Houston and Minnesota before his last season in 1984 came to a close.

It does sound a bit funny calling Manning a Saints legend, and he might not be depending on who you ask. After all, his career record of 35-91-3 is abysmal, and he threw more interceptions than touchdowns.