Saints Hold onto Marques Colston
The New Orleans Saints wanted him, and Marques Colston didn’t want to leave. On Tuesday afternoon just before free-agency was set to begin, the Saints and Colston agreed to a new five-year, $40 million deal that keeps him from hitting the open market.
Outside of trying to sign Drew Brees to a long-term deal, Colston was the number one offensive weapon that needed to be retained for the upcoming season. There isn’t a better place for Colston to play than in the Big Easy, as Drew Brees has helped him become one of the better receivers since coming into the league.
Colston had another great year last season, as he finished with 1,143 receiving yards to go along with 8 touchdowns in only 14 games. In five of his six seasons in the NFL, Colston has had over 70 catches, 7 touchdowns and 1,000 receiving yards, and only in 2008 was he not able to accomplish those feats due to a thumb injury that forced him to miss five games.
Colston finished in the Top 15 at seasons end for wide receivers, even with missing two games and battling injuries towards the end of the year. He remains a No. 2 fantasy WR and should be targeted some time in the 4th or 5th round.