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Ian Book: 'I try to emulate my game' based on Drew Brees

The next era of the New Orleans Saints is here as the retirement of quarterback Drew Brees opens up the competition for the position. The team brought back veterans Taysom Hill and Jameis Winston, signed veteran Trevor Siemian and drafted former Notre Dame star Ian Book. The most intriguing quarterback...
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Ian Book: Clemson game the best memory from time at Notre Dame

Former Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book may not have had the greatest measurables, but all he did was win as the starter for the Fighting Irish. He was rewarded for his strong career in South Bend by getting drafted in the fourth round by the New Orleans Saints this spring, which was perhaps a bit earlier than many experts projected.

Ian Book: Five Key Insights

The Draft is over and the dust has settled. The Saints managed to bag a few necessary picks, with Payton Turner as a defensive end and powerhouses like linebacker Peter Werner and cornerback Paulson Adebo. Little attention has been paid to the fourth pick in the fourth round: quarterback Ian...

Ian Book: Wasted pick or potential starter of the future?

If you spend a lot of time on social media, and in particular ‘Saints Twitter’ you have likely seen many opinions about the New Orleans Saints 2021 draft, and most of them are far less than pleased with the picks. None of the Saints picks in the 2021 draft are an easy ‘slam dunk’, at least not from a general consensus perspective or based on what is known to us today. They all have questions, most have at least visible upside to analyze, but probably none of them are more perplexing than the selection of former Notre Dame Quarterback Ian Book in the 4th round.
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Watch: The moment Ian Book got the call from New Orleans Saints

New Orleans Saints rookie quarterback Ian Book will never forget the moment he got the phone call from Sean Payton over the weekend in the fourth round of the NFL Draft. Surrounded by family and friends at home in California, Book's life changed after immediately joining a quarterback room alongside Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill.

WATCH: Saints rookie Ian Book gets the call that he's been drafted

It’s always cool to see the moment a college prospect truly turns pro. New Orleans Saints rookie quarterback Ian Book shared the moment he got the call that he was chosen with the 133rd pick in the 2021 draft, thanking Sean Payton, Mickey Loomis, and the Saints brain trust for the opportunity while surrounded by his family. The winning quarterback in Notre Dame history is as qualified as anyone else with his draft status to carve out a role on the depth chart. It’s a great personal moment that fans are lucky to witness.
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Can Saints’ draft pick Ian Book enter the QB battle in New Orleans?

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - JANUARY 01: Quarterback Ian Book #12 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish scrambles against the defense of the Alabama Crimson Tide during the first quarter of the 2021 College Football Playoff Semifinal Game at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Capital One at AT&T Stadium on January 01, 2021 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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Ian Book is the answer at QB for the Saints

Now that Drew Brees decided to push jeans full-time for a living, the New Orleans Saints are forced to move on to a new era at the quarterback position. In the fourth round of the 2021 NFL Draft, the franchise selected Ian book out of Notre Dame, hoping they found a guy who can sneakily transition into a franchise cornerstone.

Sean Payton once said Ian Book reminded him of how he played in high school

The Saints drafted quarterback Ian Book in the fourth round and head coach Sean Payton said that he thinks Book showed he’s a “real good competitor” while at Notre Dame. Payton added that he doesn’t think Book’s style of play is reminiscent of the way Payton played in high school. That came up at his press conference because of something Payton said on The Dan Patrick Show in March.

Ian Book passed all seven of Bill Parcells' franchise QB benchmarks

Bill Parcells, Ian Book, Sean Payton, New Orleans Saints, Notre Dame Fighting Irish football, Alumni Stadium, United States of America, Chestnut Hill, Charlotte, Notre Dame. It’s news to no one that New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton leans on his mentor Bill Parcells for guidance and advice, so it shouldn’t surprise anyone to see Payton applying the legendary coach’s rules for finding a franchise quarterback.

Ian Book motivated to play for Saints: 'I want to prove them right'

The New Orleans Saints effectively swapped quarterbacks with Notre Dame, sending Drew Brees to the NBC Sports broadcasting booth to call games during the Fighting Irish’s 2021 season while selecting the school’s winningest quarterback in the fourth round of this year’s draft. And Ian Book is grateful for the opportunity to continue wearing a gold helmet.
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Ian Book Drafted by Saints: New Orleans' Updated Depth Chart After Round 4

The New Orleans Saints added to their quarterback room Saturday by selecting Notre Dame's Ian Book with the No. 133 overall pick in the fourth round of the 2021 NFL draft. Following the selection of Book, here is a look at the Saints' current offensive depth chart:. QB: Taysom Hill,...