Alvin Kamara primed to make Saints history with return to playing field

Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints / Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

A long-awaited return for the New Orleans Saints offense also means that a long-coveted Saints record is due to be broken imminently with each play he plays.

With the return of Alvin Kamara to the New Orleans Saints lineup, a much-needed jolt is anticipated for this offense, even with the absence of quarterback Derek Carr. The jolt may be extra-charged considering that Kamara is in prime position to be alone on the mountain top in Saints history, with a chance to break a franchise record in the Superdome against a fierce division rival. 

When the Saints take the field to host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week, Kamara could potentially break the tie with Marques Colston for the most touchdowns in the history of the franchise, and what a potentially electric moment that could, and would, be. Both players currently sit at 72, and suffice to say, number 73 would come at a perfect time for this offense that’s been a little short on fireworks to this point in the 2023 season. 

Boy a reminder that one man can score six touchdowns, particularly for the Saints seems farfetched at this juncture, but hey, anything is possible in the NFL. A team just scored 70 on a Sean Payton team of course.

Anyway, Colston’s 72 trips to the end zone were all as a result of receptions, while Kamara has rushed for 49 and caught 22 of his own. It’s that kind of versatility the Saints will be tickled pink to get back. 

For those keeping score at home, Colston and Kamara have a comfy lead over the rest of the field, with Mark Ingram’s 57 earning the bronze medal. Beyond that, Deuce McCallister, Dalton Hilliard, Jimmy Graham and Joe Horn are the only others to crack the half-century mark with 55, 53,  52 (and counting) and 50 touchdowns respectively. 

Time will tell how many touchdowns Alvin Kamara ends up with in a New Orleans Saints uniform. All we know is, we’re looking forward to seeing him stand alone in the record books. As a bonus, his record-breaking score would also really help this offense.