New Orleans Saints: Ranking the top-five wide receivers in team history

LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 15: Wide receiver Marques Colston #12 of the New Orleans Saints looks on before playing the Washington Redskins at FedExField on November 15, 2015 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 15: Wide receiver Marques Colston #12 of the New Orleans Saints looks on before playing the Washington Redskins at FedExField on November 15, 2015 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /
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(Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Number One: Marques Colston

Marques Colston, for now, is the greatest wide receiver to ever set foot as a member of the Saints on the Superdome turf.

Colston and quarterback Drew Brees had one of the best connections with one another, trailing only Phillip Rivers and Antonio Gates in touchdown connections between the two at the time of Colston’s retirement in 2015.

Colston came into the NFL as a seventh-round pick out of Hofstra and is widely regarded as the best wide receiver in NFL history to never play in a Pro Bowl.

Colston was very much a bring your lunch pail to work type of player and never aimed to outshine the team’s goals. Considering the history of the wide receiver position to be very outspoken, this made fans love Colston that much more.

Colston spent his entire career in the black and gold hauling in 711 receptions, 9,759 receiving yards, a 13.7 yards per reception average, 506 first downs, and 72 receiving touchdowns.

Colston is currently the New Orleans Saints’ all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns and will likely hold on to those records for a few more years before Michael Thomas potentially sets the new standard.

Colston proved to be the best wide receiver in Saints history throughout his career and ranks number one on this list.

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