It doesn't matter to Marquez Callaway that his first career touchdown catch came on an attempted throwaway, he's still keeping the ball.
The Saints wide receiver had his most productive game of his sophomore season, catching 4 passes for a team-leading 41 yards, but easily owning the highlight of the night with his high-point catch after getting fouled for a score that lifted to the Saints to a 14-0 lead just before halftime.
Winston admitted after the game he was unaware of the penalty that made for a free play, and he was attempting to chuck the ball safely out the back of the end zone. Coach Sean Payton described it as a "hold-your-breath moment" on the sidelines.
But the circumstances won't matter in the souvenir case, and Callaway shared an image of his keepsake after the 28-13 win that improved the Saints' record to 2-1.
That ball returns to New Orleans with the Saints on Sunday evening for the first time since the team evacuated ahead of Hurricane Ida last month. Callaway will look to add to his touchdown ball collection in Week 4 when the Saints host the New York Giants in the Caesars Superdome.