The New Orleans Saints and their fans have nothing but love for each other. They have and always will be Louisiana's team.
By Zachary Knerr | Pro Football Network
Week 5 of the 2018 NFL season produced some waterworks for New Orleans Saints fans. Heading into the game against the Washington Redskins, Saints quarterback Drew Brees needed 201 passing yards to pass Peyton Manning as the all-time leading passer in NFL history. In the second quarter, Brees hit rookie wide receiver Tre’Quan Smith for a 62-yard touchdown and history was made.
As the players, coaches, and staff celebrated on the field with the QB themselves, the television broadcast went to random fans, and there was one theme from many home fans, tears of joy. The Saints are not just a sports team to the home fans; every player is a member of the family in New Orleans and Drew Brees is very high on that list.
The history of professional sports in New Orleans
The city of New Orleans has only had two top tier professional sports franchises. In the NBA the Big Easy was home to the New Orleans Jazz from 1974 to 1980, when the team moved to Utah. In 2002 the Charlotte Hornets relocated to New Orleans and have been there ever since under the name the New Orleans Pelicans. The team has had a few good seasons but overall has been an average team within the NBA since it’s founding.
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