Report: Marques Colston simply wanted to remain a Saint in 2015
While Marques Colston was rumored to be on his way out of New Orleans this offseason, he made it known that there's nowhere that he'd rather be than right where he is. According to Nick Underhill of The Advocate, home really is where the heart is for Colston.
“I probably could have went somewhere else and maybe got a little more money,” Colston told The Advocate. “The priority for me was to come back to an organization that I really enjoy playing for. I enjoy coming to work every day and being in this locker room. It’s an organization that took a chance on me Day One. That loyalty means something to me.”
As Underhill explains:
"Colston dropped his salary-cap charge from $9.7 million to $6.5 million as part of his salary reduction. The drop in salary, which resulted in a $3.2 million reduction in actual cash value in 2015, didn’t bother the 32-year-old."
Colston's probably right about getting a little more money somewhere else, but it's hard to argue with the opportunity to continue to play with Drew Brees and with an organization like the Saints. As Colston put it, he enjoys coming to work every day, which is something that just can't be understated.
(h/t The Advocate)
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