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23. Aaron Brooks

One of the forgotten Quarterbacks in Saints history is Aaron Brooks, which is a shame considering he was a talented player who, for a few seasons, was on the cusp of being a Pro Bowler.


The Green Bay Packers drafted Brooks in 1999, but with Brett Favre as the incumbent, there was no future in the Frozen Tundra for Brooks. He was traded to New Orleans, where he was their backup until Jeff Blake was sidelined late in 2000, and he was their new starter.

The former Virginia Cavalier was the Saints QB would throw for at least 3,500 Passing Yards each year from 2001 to 2004 along with at least 20 Touchdown Passes.  The Saints were not serious Super Bowl contenders, but they were respectable. Brooks yardage in that four-year period (2001-04) kept in the top nine in that category, and again, while he was never chosen for the Pro Bowl, he was edging in that top third of pivots in the NFL.

Brooks had a horrendous season in 2005, and he was released after. He would have 19,156 Passing Yards with a TD-INT record of 120-84.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Quarterback
  • Acquired: Traded from the Green Bay Packers with Lamont Hall for K.D. Williams and a 2001 3rd Round Pick before the 2000 Season.
  • Departed: Released after the 2005 Season.
  • Games Played: 85
  • Notable Statistics:

    82 Games Started
    1,563 Pass Completions
    2,771 Pass Attempts
    56.4 Pass Completion Percentage
    19,156 Passing Yards
    120 Passing Touchdowns
    84 Interceptions
    79.7 Passer Rating
    340 Rushing Attempts
    1,410 Rushing Yards
    13 Rushing Touchdowns
    1 Reception
    1 Receiving Yard
    72 Approximate Value

  • Played For: New Orleans Saints
  • Major Accolades and Awards: None.
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