Best Saints By The Numbers: #94
All summer long, we’ve listed the best players in New Orleans Saints history to wear every number, 00-99.
Yesterday, we did #93.
The pick: Jim Wilks
When deciding who is the best New Orleans Saints player to ever wear #94, the choice is limited to defensive linemen Jim Wilks, Joe Johnson, Charles Grant, and Cameron Jordan.
The is a small group, but one of the best, with all four of the players that wore the number being very solid contributors for multiple years.
Our choice, however, is going to be Wilks, a defensive lineman, who played for the Saints for 13 years, from 1981-1993.
A native of Los Angeles, California, Wilks was a reserve in his rookie season, before becoming a starter just one year later.
The 6-foot-5, 266-pound Wilks went on to start at either defensive end or nose tackle for the next 11 seasons, a key component on a number of outstanding defenses during that time.
Wilks was a reserve in the 1993 season, and then retired afterwards.
In 13 NFL seasons, all with the Saints, Wilks appeared in 183 games, including 154 as a starter, compiling 45.5 sacks, and 7 fumble recoveries.