Saints bandwagons to hop on – No. 1: Marquez Callaway
This list has seemed to consist of either third-round picks or undrafted free agents and we’ll continue that trend with the inclusion of Marquez Callaway, a UDFA out of Tennessee who signed with New Orleans last year.
Callaway impressed mightily as a rookie, appearing in 11 games with three starts under his belt while totaling 21 receptions for 213 yards. Those numbers might not seem like much but considering the lack of depth behind Michael Thomas, it was enough to catch the eyes of both the organization and the fans.
Callaway has been dubbed as the Saints’ biggest sleeper entering 2021 and it’s not hard to see why. In his final season at Tennessee, Callaway found the end zone six times and was a major force on the Volunteers’ offense. The Saints want him to find that version of himself in 2021 so this wide receiver group doesn’t hold the team back as some see happening.
As the case with Trautman, if Winston wins the starting quarterback job, he’ll love having 6’2″ Callaway at his disposal. He should get more attention this year than he did as a rookie and he could really surprise a lot of people.
Marquez Callaway might not be well-known yet but Saints fans should make it a point to find themselves a seat on his bandwagon while they still can. He’s going to be fun to watch this year.
These four players made this list for one reason or another. Maybe they weren’t well-known last year but played well and now put themselves on Saints fans’ radars. Maybe they didn’t have a good season in 2020 and now it’s time for them to show what they’re really about.
No matter what the case is, fans will want to get on these players’ bandwagons before they fill up.