Just about anyone who watches football knows that the Saints have one of the best high-powered offenses in the National Football League. Quarterback Drew Brees consistently has 11 guys who catch a football from him at some point in the game. The guy who has been on the top of that list for 6 years is Marques Colston, who is about to hit the free agent market.
The Saints have numerous players they need to lock up before free agency starts; it begin with Drew Brees, but no one knows when it will end, or with whom. With the emergence of Tight End Jimmy Graham, can the Saints afford to let Colston go instead of signing him to another 5 years?
Colston was a 6th round draft pick out of Hofstra, essentially a no-namer. He is still young at the age of 28, and across his 6 years he has 449 receptions going for 6,230 yards, averaging over 1,000 yards per season. View the highlight video:
I feel this video represents Drew Brees more than it does Marques Colston, but ehh, it’s still fun to watch.
Better yet, could the 49ers, a team in desperate need of a wide receiver & deep field threat, capitalize on Marques Colston?