New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston became the all-time touchdown leader for the franchise. Colston caught a touchdown pass in the Saints’ Sunday loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Colston now has 56 touchdowns which is good enough for first all-time.
Colston’s 56 touchdowns surpassed the previous 55 touchdown mark held by Saints’ great, running back Deuce Mcallister. Colston’s 56th touchdown was a ten-yard beauty from Drew Brees in the second quarter of Sunday’s game.
Brees threaded the needle with the pass and connected with Colston in the end zone. For the season Colston now has 55 receptions for 757 yards and eight touchdowns. Colston has been one of the most consistent receivers in the NFL and it looks like he will have yet another 1,000-yard receiving season.
Colston’s record is very impressive because of his humble beginnings in the NFL. Colston was a seventh-round pick out of Hofstra in 2006 and the Saints were not sure if he would even make the roster. However, with Brees coming to the Saints in 2006 as well he proved to be a perfect match for Colston.
In Colston’s rookie season he made 70 receptions for 1,038 yards and eight touchdowns and the Saints had found themselves a diamond in the rough. Furthermore, Colston’s 56 touchdowns, all from Brees, are the most for a QB-WR tandem since the two became teammates in 2006.
En route to his record breaking 56th touchdown Colston has been in the league for seven years and had caught over 1,000 yards in every season except one. In the 2008 campaign Colston only played 11 games and made 47 receptions for 760 yards and five touchdowns. Those numbers are very similar to the numbers he has through 11 games this season so it looks like he will get over 1,000 yards again this season.
In my opinion Colston is already the greatest wide receiver in Saints history but with the touchdown record he will go down as one of the greatest Saints players of all time. Furthermore, Colston deserves to make the Pro Bowl this season because he has been one of the most reliable receivers all season and he should not get snubbed again.