Saints signing Blake Bortles

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The Boat is docking in New Orleans.

With quarterbacks Taysom Hill and Trevor Siemian testing positive for COVID-19 this week, the Saints are signing Blake Bortles, according to Jeff Duncan of The Times-Picayune.

Bortles was most recently with the Packers to back up Jordan Love for the team’s game against the Chiefs in November. He also was with Green Bay for much of the team’s offseason program.

The No. 3 overall pick of the 2014 draft, Bortles has completed 59 percent off his career passes for 17,649 yards with 103 touchdowns and 75 interceptions in 78 games.

Rookie quarterback Ian Book is expected to start Monday’s game against the Dolphins for the Saints. He has not yet appeared in a regular-season game.

9 responses to “Saints signing Blake Bortles

  1. Covid is making some people rather rich (AT LEAST COMPARED TO US THE FANS ) like Bortles who keeps getting signed as an emergency covid QB good for him .

  2. Bortles has completed 59 percent off his career passes for 17,649 yards with 103 touchdowns and 75 interceptions in 78 games.

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    Not the worst stats I’ve ever seen.

  3. Guess saints do need a backup qb due to situation, but way to short of a time period before next game to be considered to start. Roll with Book, let the chips fall where they may, Bortles for emergency backup this week. Maybe give him a shot (no pun) next week if Book flops.

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