Former Notre Dame QB Ian Book to make first career start during Monday Night Football
Former Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book is set to make his NFL debut this weekend for the New Orleans Saints.
Book will reportedly start for the Saints on Monday night football after veteran quarterbacks Taysom Hill and Trevor Siemian were ruled out due to COVID-19.
That’s according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero.
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This will be the rookie’s first action in the NFL since he was selected in the 4th round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
Book entered the NFL after four successful seasons with the Fighting Irish. He threw for 8,948 yards and 72 touchdowns during his lengthy career.
He’ll be facing a Miami Dolphins team that has won six straight games. However, only one of those wins came vs. a team with a winning record. The Saints enter this week with a 7-7 record and in good position to make the playoffs as a wildcard team.
Kick off is at 8:15 p.m. ET on Monday night.