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Saintstory: Jim Everett and the curse of bad timing

If anybody asked you a Saints trivia question that mentioned the Purdue Boilermakers as part of the question, you’d immediately guess Drew Brees as the answer. Okay, you would probably be right. But Brees wasn’t the first Purdue quarterback to look pretty good in New Orleans. You have to include Jim Everett in that conversation as well.

The story of Jim Everett, how he came to New Orleans and what he did while in the Big Easy, is the stuff of Saints legend. It’s the story of how things used to work in the big-time wheeling and dealing days of the ’80s.