3. Marquez Callaway
This time last year, fans were slowly starting to convince themselves that Marquez Callaway could do some damage as a starting wide receiver in the Saints offense. While his numbers weren’t WR1-caliber, Callaway was only thrust into that role because Michael Thomas didn’t end up playing at all in 2021.
Callaway went undrafted in 2020 but impressed enough in a smaller role during his rookie season that fans believed he could pack a punch in the offense. It took him a bit to get going this past year but by season’s end, he was starting to heat up, even with all of the different quarterbacks he had to get accustomed to.
This year, Callaway won’t be a starter after the team added Chris Olave in the draft and Jarvis Landry through free agency but that doesn’t mean he won’t be able to help the offense.
While Thomas, Olave, and Landry are the starters, there will be opportunities for Callaway to step up and make his presence known. He won’t put up the same numbers as last year but don’t expect Callaway to just fade into the background. If one of those other guys gets hurt, he’ll get to show why this team has stuck with him.