The Saints are set to bolster their quarterback state of affairs forward of Monday night time’s recreation in opposition to the Dolphins. According to Jeff Duncan of The Times-Picayune, the crew is about to sign veteran Blake Bortles to add depth underneath middle.
Earlier this season, the Saints misplaced beginning quarterback Jameis Winston to a torn ACL. Taysom Hill has began the final three video games for the crew after his personal return from harm, and Trevor Siemian has 4 begins underneath his belt this season. Each have been added to the crew’s COVID-19/reserve record this week.
Of their place, Ian Ebook will step in because the crew’s starter. The rookie out of Notre Dame is but to try his first NFL move.
He’ll have a participant with pretty important NFL expertise backing him up in Bortles.
The No. 3 decide from the 2014 NFL draft has appeared in 78 video games, making 73 begins. His final look got here in 2019 with the Rams. He frolicked with the Packers earlier this season.
For his profession, Bortles has 17,649 passing yards with 103 touchdowns and 75 interceptions, together with 1,766 yards and eight touchdowns on the bottom.
His profession peak got here in 2017, when he led the Jaguars to the AFC Championship recreation. They misplaced to Tom Brady and the Patriots after wins over the Payments and Steelers earlier within the playoffs. The subsequent season, Bortles went 3–9 and misplaced his beginning job.
The Saints and Dolphins are set for an 8:15 p.m. ET Monday Night time Soccer kickoff. Regardless of the COVID-19 outbreak throughout the Saints locker room, and people across the league and the nation, the NFL seems decided to keep away from postponements.
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