Wide receiver Joe Horn has decided to retire this offseason, but before he makes the official announcement, he wants to wear back his New Orleans Saints jersey to retire as a member of the Super Bowl XLIV champion team. So the Saints announced on Friday that they signed the former player on a temporary contract.
Horn spent seven of his 12 seasons with the Saints and he made four Pro Bowls during the tenure. Starting his NFL career as a 5th round pick drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in 1996, Horn has had 603 receptions for 8,744 yards and 58 touchdowns during his entire career. His first four seasons were all spent with the Chiefs and the last one was spent with the Atlanta Falcons.
Horn’s performance is highly praised by the Saints and Saints fans. Even former Saints star quarterback Archie Manning had a great impression on him, saying that he would love to wear back his Archie Manning jersey to pass ball to Horn so that he would have been able to win a Super Bowl. Unfortunately they played football in different times, and the two former Saints’ chance to play together could only be in Celebrities golf games.