The Jets have made 526 tackles, 25 sacks, nine forced fumbles and three interceptions in their first eight games of the season.
The Saints quarterback told reporters: "I look at them as very talented. They are doing a great job at stopping the run. They're doing a great job of getting pressure on the quarterback.
"I've got a lot of respect for [head coach] Rex Ryan and his scheme and the guys that he's built around that scheme. There's a lot of playmakers on that defense.
"I think year in and year out consistently they've been one the best defenses in this league."
The Saints top the NFC South with a 6-1 record, while the Jets are second in their division.