Saints WR Chris Olave Makes Franchise History -New Orleans rookie WR Chris Olave joins some elite names in Saints franchise record books.
New Orleans rookie WR Chris Olave joined some elite names in franchise history. With a 25-yard touchdown reception on the opening drive Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers, Olave became just the third player in Saints history to have 1,000 receiving yards as a rookie. He had two catches for 32 yards on the drive.
Olave joins Marques Colston (1,038-2006) and Michael Thomas (1,137-2016) as the only rookie 1,000-yard receiving seasons in franchise history. He’s the only first-round draft pick to accomplish the feat in either receiving or rushing yards.
Entering today’s season finale, Olave needed 156 yards to overtake Thomas’ franchise record of receiving yards for a rookie. He finished the game with five catches for 60 yards, giving him 72 receptions for 1,042 yards on the year. Olave had five receptions (on 12 targets) for 60 yards and one touchdown during Sunday’s 10-7 defeat to the Panthers
Reprinted from New Orleans Saints website