After a down year statistically speaking for Marques Colston, the New Orleans Saints wide receiver proved that he still has what it takes to play the position.
Facing a stiff Seattle Seahawks secondary in the divisional game, Colston hauled in 11 receptions for 144 yards and a touchdown. The performance was more than enough to get Drew Brees reflecting on the wide outs career.
“He’s the prime example, for any young player coming in, that anything is possible. He came in as a seventh-round pick and after OTAs, you didn’t think he was going to make the team. And then he comes in, and all of a sudden he’s our No. 1 receiver going into the season in ’06. He does not get the credit he deserves. But he’s a quiet, soft-spoken, come-to-work, get-the-job-done kind of guy. The story is yet to be written. I think he still has a bunch of good years left.”
On the year, Colston failed to reach 1,000 yards for only the second time in his career. The other was in 2008 when he played only 11 games. He also tied a career low for touchdowns with five.