Before Drew Brees, before Aaron Brooks, before Bobby Hebert, even before Archie Manning..... there was Billy Kilmer
Billy Kilmer was chosen by New Orleans in the expansion draft of 1967
. Before that he had been a running back with San Fransisco.
Kilmer emerged as the starting quarterback after beating out Gary Cuozzo and Gary Wood and for 4 seasons was the undisputed leader of the early Saints.
Kilmer would eventually lead the Washington Redskins to an NFC title and a Super Bowl appearance in 1973.