The Pro Bowl rosters were announced earlier this week and there were some familiar names and many new ones. However, one name that was not on the roster was New Orleans Saints Marques Colston.
For the seventh time in his career Colston failed to get a Pro Bowl selection. I know there are many deserving players and those that made the roster definitely earned it. However, I still cannot believe that Colston was snubbed for the seventh consecutive time in his career.
Colston has been a model of consistency and has quietly become one of the best wide receivers in the NFL. I guess becoming the Saints all-time touchdown leader this season was not enough for Colston to make the roster. Furthermore, Colston is a Super Bowl winning wide receiver but has not made the Pro Bowl.
Colston is having a career year and I know that wide receivers Calvin Johnson and Victor Cruz are having great seasons, but that does not make Colston any less deserving. Colston has is tied for eleventh in the NFL with eight touchdown receptions to go along with his 1,102 receiving yards and 78 receptions.
The main reason Colston did not make the Pro Bowl was probably because his numbers were not as high as some of the other wide receivers. However, the impact he has on his team is very important and I feel like that is something that was not taken into account during the voting process. Colston is arguably the most important receiver on the Saints and without him the team’s offense would not be as good.
So it is another season that Colston will not be going to the Pro Bowl but I know he is not dwelling on it. Just because Colston is not going to the Pro Bowl does not mean he does not have the talent to get there. I just hope that one day Colston will be vindicated and make the Pro Bowl. Either way Colston will continue to take care of business on the grid iron where he is enjoying a great career so far.