2 players that drastically exceeded expectations in Saints’ Wild Card weekend victory
Deonte Harris was an All-Pro returner last season. While he was hurt for some of this season and didn’t receive either an All-Pro nomination or a Pro Bowl appearance, Harris’ talents have still been on full display.
While he returned punts and kicks against Chicago, that’s not what we’re here to talk about. Harris was a phenomenal receiver. Harris led the team with seven receptions that went for a game-high 83 yards.
On Sunday, Brees was dividing up the targets evenly as seven receivers were given seven targets each.
Well, Harris was the only one to snag all seven of the balls thrown his way. Thomas and Jared Cook were the other to that saw consistent looks from their future Hall of Fame quarterback. Harris’ 24-yard reception was also the second-longest for the Saints.
Watching the game, it was clear his speed is just unmatched. An undrafted free agent rookie last season, Harris has been nothing but dominant for the Saints. He chipped in three punt returns for 22 yards as well.