Top of the Class: Drew Brees to Marques Colston connection one of the best ever


 Drew Brees and Marques Colston are not only New Orleans Saints legends when it comes to quarterback-receiver duos, but they’re one of the greatest connections to ever to do it in NFL history.

Aside from jumping Hall-of-Fame quarterback Dan Marino on the all-time list for most career touchdown passes with 421 (fourth all-time), as well as tying Peyton Manning for most career 300-yard passing games with 93, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, with the help of his good friend and teammate Marques Colston, set another record Sunday afternoon during their win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Brees and Colston, together, connected for career touchdown No. 70 and 71 Sunday, tying Buffalo Bills legends Jim Kelly and Andre Reed on the all-time scoring list of quarterback-receiver duos.  Brees and Colston are now tied for fifth in NFL history.  Those are legendary statistics if you ask me.

Drew Brees and Marques Colston began their careers in New Orleans together, with Brees signing as a free agent in 2006 following a five-year history with the San Diego Chargers, and Colston entering his first year in the big leagues via the seventh round of that year’s draft out of Hofstra University.

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The chemistry between the two was instantaneous.  Drew Brees passed for 4,418 yards and 26 touchdowns in 2006, with 1,038 and eight landing in the hands of Colston, who was among the NFC leaders in receptions, yards and touchdowns and tied for second in Offensive Rookie of the Year voting. Brees and Colston led the Saints to their first ever NFC Championship appearance in 2006, their first year in New Orleans.  Unfortunately, they lost, but they’d go on to win the Super Bowl a few years later — their greatest accomplishment as teammates.

The relationship between the two has lasted a decade.  Since 2006, the two have connected for 71 touchdowns and nearly 10,000 yards.  Marques Colston is just 280 yards away from the 10,000 milestone.  Unfortunately, age, wear and tear put his future with the Saints in question.

It’s unknown whether or not Drew Brees will be connecting with Marques Colston, a consistent Pro Bowl snub, again after this season, but it’s assumed these next three games are Colston’s last in the Big Easy.  Cherish these final moments, Who Dat Nation.  Because one of the greatest quarterback-receiver duos in NFL history, the real “Crescent City Connection”, may be coming to end.