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NFL Draft 2021: Notre Dame Quarterback Ian Book is New Orleans Saints’ Fourth Round Pick

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Book joins former teammate Tony Jones Jr. in the Big Easy.

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The New Orleans Saints have selected former Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback Ian Book in the fourth round.

Book is the 133rd overall selection and the sixth Notre Dame player taken in the 2021 NFL Draft. His rookie contract will be worth $4.15 million, which includes a $673,584 signing bonus, according to OverTheCap.com.

Book joins a quarterback room that includes former Florida State standout Jameis Winston, former BYU signal-caller Taysom Hill and Trevor Siemian, who played his college ball at Northwestern.

Book is Notre Dame’s all-time winningest quarterback, posting a 30-5 record as a starter. The two-time captain also holds a few other records and is second to Brady Quinn in many others.

Book was 728-for-1141 for 8,948 yards and 72 touchdowns in his four-year career (47 games, 35 starts). His career quarterback efficiency rating was 147.

The mobile quarterback also rushed 360 times for 1,518 yards and scored 17 touchdowns with his feet.

This is the Saints’ 14th overall pick of a Notre Dame player, with the first being defensive end Kevin Hardy with the seventh overall pick in the 1968 NFL Draft and the most recent being Alize Mack in the seventh round of the 2019 NFL Draft. (Mack is currently a member of the Detroit Lions.)

The Saints do currently have Book’s former teammate, running back Tony Jones Jr., on their roster.

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