Sean Payton could've taken a job as the Oakland Raiders head coach two years ago but passed on the opportunity because it didn't feel right. In spite of the many challenges he would face here as the new coach, Payton decides to go to New Orleans in 2006.
Drew Brees was seriously injured in the last 2005 regular season game for the San Diego Chargers and they decide to go with Philip Rivers this season as their quarterback because they were unsure that Brees would recover from his injury. Drew Brees was almost a Miami Dolphin but wound up in New Orleans in 2006.
Reggie Bush won the Heisman Trophy in 2005 and was expected to be taken as the #1 pick of the NFL draft by the Houston Texans. Inexplicably and incredibly the Texans opted to to go with Mario Williams as their first pick. The Saints had the #2 pick and he comes to New Orleans in 2006.
Marques Colston was viewed favorably by many NFL scouts but remained available until the last round of the draft. He was chosen by the New Orleans Saints as the 252nd pick out of 255 players drafted. That's how he wound up in New Orleans in 2006.
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