All good things things must come to an end, and that end has become a reality for the New Orleans Saints and Saints fans. After 10 seasons, WR Marques Colston has been released by the team. Colston wrote a goodbye letter to the Saints and to the fans, and it only reaffirms to us why we've loved being a fan of his over the years.
From colstonproject.com -
First, I want to thank the New Orleans Saints for providing me the opportunity to spend the last 10 years with such a first class organization. It truly is, and always will be, a dream come true for a young athlete out of Hofstra University.
To everyone from the Benson family, the front office, coaches, and the training and equipment staff: It has been a pleasure to be part of a family with so many great people. And to my fellow players: thanks to each of you for sharing this journey with me, challenging me to grow as a player, and an individual. It’s been an honor to work beside you, and as a team we achieved something that can never be duplicated – the first Super Bowl victory for NOLA.
And last but not least, to the most passionate fans in the world — the WHO DAT Nation — it has been my privilege to represent you on the field. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of something so much bigger than football in New Orleans. It has been amazing to witness first hand your passion and resilience, even in the face of adversity. Because of you, New Orleans will always hold a special place in my heart.
It has truly been an honor to wear the Black & Gold, and I look forward to the next chapter of my career.
How classy is that?!?
Colston leaves the Saints as basically the best WR to ever wear the black and gold. He is the Saints' all-time franchise leader in receiving yards, yards from scrimmage, receiving touchdowns, total touchdowns, and total receptions.