The Book’s Fantastic Story: How did Ian Book become the Saints’ starting QB?
SReplacement quarterback tories taking the starter’s place in the NFL are relatively common, especially in this latest COVID-19 outbreak, however, that of the rookie Ian book from Saints of New Orleans is extremely unique.
Following the retirement last year of an already legendary ferryman Drew brees, the Saints gave the starting work to Jameis Winston who was Brees’ first replacement in 2020 and in the 2021 draft, selected the book in the fourth round (pick # 133 overall) from the prestigious University of our Lady.
From team 4 quarterback to MNF debut
Book arrived as Winston’s third replacement at the “Jazz City” and ended up below Taysom Hill and Trevor Siemian on the team depth map.
Winston was injured on October 31 in the victory against Tampa Bay Buccaneers and won’t return for the remainder of the season and this Thursday Hill and Siemian tested positive for COVID-19, so there’s a good chance they won’t play in the vital Monday Night Football home game on December 27th. against the Miami dolphins to wrap up NFL Week 16.
That leaves Book as the one destined to open up and make his NFL debut in a game where the Saints play for much of their future in pursuit of a place for the playoffs.
Saints fight for playoff berth
Currently, New Orleans is out of the playoff zone but only on a tiebreaker against the Minnesota Vikings because they have the same 7-7 record that they achieved after an impressive defensive performance that shut out Tom brady and defending champion Bucs by a score of 9-0.
Book is used to the pressure at the college level as he is the most successful quarterback in the history of the famous Irish fighting.
In his last season at South Bend, Book completed 64.6% of his assists and made the third-best team in the ACC Conference.
If it helps to have more victories at Notre Dame than the famous Joe montana, this is the opportunity for Ian Book to prove it.