Forget how it ended. We all remember the backwards pass, the sideline smiles at inappropriate times and the inconsistency. But today is a day for Saints fans to cheer loudly for Aaron Brooks when his induction into the Saints Hall of Fame is recognized on the field.
A lot of people griped about Brooks’ selection, but I don’t have a problem with it. He is a significant part of the team’s history and was loved by Who Dat Nation, even if the love was fleeting.
Aaron Brooks threw for 123 touchdowns and 20,261 yards in his Saints career. In 2000, he led the Saints to their first-ever playoff win over the defending Super Bowl champion St. Louis Rams.
He got the Saints a playoff win. Did everyone forget how long they waited for that to happen?
Since then, the Saints have won six playoff games, including a Super Bowl.
Aaron Brooks was at the beginning of it all. He deserves everything he gets today.