Could Marques Colston be a future Hall of Famer? His stats say yes.
In his two years of playing in the NFL, the former Hofstra receiver has caught 168 passes for 2,240 yards and 19 touchdowns—more receptions than any other NFL player in history over their first two seasons.
Colston went from seventh-round afterthought to No. 1 receiver coming off his rookie year, in which he caught 70 passes for 1,038 yards and eight touchdowns over just 14 games. With the departure of Joe Horn for Atlanta, the dependable Colston was put at the top of the depth chart before the 2007-08 season.
Even though the Saints were a disappointment last year, Colston still caught 98 passes for 1,202 yards and 11 touchdowns while playing in all 16 games.
This year, Colston looks as good as ever with a one-handed touchdown catch against the Houston Texans last week in the Saints' second preseason game, the only one that he's played in because of injuries. He caught four passes for 22 yards and the touchdown.
Whenever another team plays the Saints, Colston is one of the threats that they consider, even though he is only in his third year. If he doesn't get injured and keeps on the path that he is on, Colston may one day be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.