Top 10 All-Time Saints Leaders – Most Passing Yards in a Career

 Drew Brees remains the All-Time Passing Leader for the New Orleans Saints in virtually every category. And it’s going to be a long time before anybody tops the Saints All-Time Career Passing Yard mark of 68,010.

 When he retired at the conclusion of the 2020 NFL season  Brees was the NFL’s All-Time Leading Passing Yardage leader with 80,358 passing yards. At present he is #2 on that list.

Saints All-Time Career Passing Leaders List
Rank Player Yards Games Years Played
1 Drew Brees 68010 228 2006-2020
2 Archie Manning 21734 134 1971-1982
3 Aaron Brooks 19156 85 2000-2005
4 Bobby Hebert 14630 78 1985-1992
5 Jim Everett 10622 47 1994-1996
6 Billy Kilmer 7490 49 1967-1970
7 Dave Wilson 6987 53 1981-1988
8 Steve Walsh 3879 22 1990-1993
9 Ken Stabler 3670 25 1982-1984
10 Billy Joe Tolliver 3343 17 1998-1999
Saints Quarterback Aaron Brooks
Aaron Brooks
Bobby Hebert
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I've been following the Saints since a kid in the 70s watching the likes of Archie Manning and Tommy Myers.
We may not have as grandiose a history as some NFL teams, but there are scores of memories the New Orleans Saints have given to their fans and I have done my best to record them here at New Orleans Saints History.

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  1. I’m researching the Saints and their famous black helmets. I need to learn as much about the Saints 1969 pre-season as is possible ( # of pre-season games, against who, and where and white or dark jersey in respective games). Also any photo history of these games, particularly in the white jersey and preferably the color photos. Are there also film footages of the preseason games? I’m creating a early New Orleans Saints history display and need as many artifacts as possible, thank you, I will eagerly await your response,bye and GO SAINTS

  2. Gregg,
    I confess my knowledge of those black helmets is somewhat limited.

    If I understand correctly, John Mecom Jr, owner of the Saints at the time, issued black helmets to the team that had not been sanctioned by the NFL. The Saints played 3 games with those black helmets against (I think) Atlanta, Houston and Detroit.

    But, you’ve given me an idea for a new post. I do have a few pics from the game against Detroit I can share.

    If you’d like to share what you know or what you find out about I’d love for you to include it here.

  3. 1969 Saints pre-season:
    8/9 – @SanDiego
    8/16 – @Denver
    8/23 – Pittsburg @Tigers St
    8/30 – Atlanta (Tulane)
    9/6 – Houston (Tulane)
    9/12 – @Detroit
    I have seen photos of last 3 games in black helmets, who has images or knowledge of first 3 games ? Of special interest is Denver game because Saints won 28-22, thanks

  4. Thanks Greg,
    The picture above is from the Houston Game. If you look at my 1969 Statistics page it has a picture from the Detroit game. I have some other pics from that Detroit game, but really the quality is pretty poor. I may post those in the future. There is a picture on in the picture gallery from the Atlanta Game. (I’ve basically been told I can’t post it here). I know there’s one of running back Tom Barrington against San Diego somewhere.

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