9. Archie Manning
The patriarch. The man. The Manning! Archie hails from Mississippi, sure, but he’s clearly an adopted son of the Crescent City, having famously quarterbacked for a horribly beleaguered Saints team, but he was -- and still is -- one of the most beloved athletes in New Orleans. The fact that he both sired and raised two future NFL Hall of Fame quarterbacks here should really say it all, but that’s a distant second to his own prowess on the field, which was truly something to see, especially in spite of tragically horrible offensive protection (he got sacked... a lot). Also, his first name is actually “Elisha,” so you know it couldn’t have been easy for him as a kid.
8. Eli Manning
OK, so Eli might actually have more championship rings than his brother, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s a better quarterback. Statistically speaking, he doesn’t even come close. This, of course, will be debated into the ages in bars and living rooms across the nation, and especially in NOLA, for years to come. As the youngest Manning, he’s always had something to prove, but it’s safe to say he’s proven it, and will likely join his big brother in the Hall of Fame some years down the road.