Saints: 3 potential candidates for the No. 2 wide receiver job
Saints WR2 Candidates – No. 2: Marquez Callaway
I mentioned Callaway on the previous slide how Callaway has been a huge surprise considering he went undrafted in the 2020 NFL Draft but here he is — Right in the thick of discussions for the No. 2 wide receiver gig in the Saints offense.
Callaway appeared in 11 games last year (starting three of them) and finished his rookie season with 21 receptions off of 27 targets for 213 yards. He averaged 10.1 yards per catch and despite not finding the end zone, showed he could make plays when needed. He recorded 10 first downs out of his 21 receptions, proving he can move the chains.
With Sanders now in Buffalo and no real threats joining the Saints this offseason, Callaway has a legitimate chance to be a starter for New Orleans. No one would have thought that could be the case when he went undrafted out of Tennessee, but we’re close to seeing it happen.
Callaway had 30 receptions for 635 yards and six touchdowns during his final year at Tennessee so if he can put up similar numbers to those (more receptions preferably), the Saints offense should do just fine this year.