Sep 13, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston (12) reacts during the first half against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
If there’s any legitimate roster move that would literally bring tears to members of the Who Dat Nation, it’d be parting ways with Marques Colston. The Quiet Storm, who will turn 33 in June, enters the final year of his contract with the New Orleans Saints in 2016. Colston offers $3.2 million in savings, but will walk away with $2.7 million if the team does cut him.
It may not be a popular decision, but honestly it would be a right one to help alleviate some salary cap space to make room for other players to be signed. Colston has lost significant playing time to Brandin Cooks and Willie Snead this season.
Regardless of whether or not Colston remains with the Saints, he’ll go down as the franchise’s all-time leader in multiple receiving categories. Let’s also not forget that the duo of him and Drew Brees rank as one of the best in NFL History (5th), combining for 69 total touchdowns.
Next: C.J. Spiller