Maybe it just had to end with Marques Colston's health finally costing him a spot on the roster he's been the silent leader of for the last decade. It's either that or this was the New Orleans Saints way of telling Marques Colston he wasn't cut because of his quickly deteriorating abilities. Regardless, this was a move that had to be made. If we are being completely honest I had already assumed that we had watched Colston's last game in a Saints uniform as soon as last season ended. I didn't need to see the speculative tweets, or read that he failed a physical to know that his price tag was no longer equating to his production.
That's not a knock on him. Time waits for no man, and his own biological clock has made up a significant amount of ground on the Saints leader in every single receiving category. It makes sense that a player who was quick to put himself at risk by going over the middle for a crucial third down catch is finally succumbing to the wear and tear that doing so has taken on his body, but that doesn't make it seem any less unfair. Marques Colston is the type of player that General Managers dream about. A guy that never fails to contribute on the field, and never causes a disruption off of it. His recent failure to consistently do the former never changed how he handled the latter. The thing Saints fans love about him is that they are the only people that truly realize how great his career has been. It's like the Who Dat Nation has their own little untold secret. Somehow that secret has 711 catches, 9,759 yards, and 72 touchdowns and still manages to fly under the radar, but honestly I don't think he would want it any other way.
Thanks Marques. For everything...