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New Orleans Saints Flashback: Bobby Scott

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Bobby Scott was a quarterback, primarily a back-up, for the New Orleans Saints for nine seasons, from 1973-1981.

The Saints selected Scott in the 14th round of the 1973 NFL Draft out of Tennessee, where he threw for 1,697 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior.

Scott was the back-up to starter Archie Manning for his entire time with the Saints. He appeared in 47 games over his nine season, completing 237-of-500 passes for 2,781 yards, along with 15 touchdowns and 28 interceptions.

A native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and a graduate of Rossville High School in Rossville, Georgia, Scott had his most extensive playing time in 1976, due to Manning missing the entire season, following shoulder surgery. In eleven games that season, including eight starts, Scott completed 103-of-190 passes (54.2%) for 1.065 yards, along with four touchdowns and six interceptions. Unfortunately for Scott, his season was cut short when he suffered a knee injury, allowing Bobby Douglass to see extended playing time behind center.

With Manning back at the helm, Scott would start only four more games for the Saints over his last five seasons.

After being out of football in 1982, Scott signed on to play for the New Jersey Generals of the USFL, before moving on to the Chicago Blitz that same year.

Between his two stops, Scott threw for 2,813 yards and 11 touchdowns in his one season in the USFL

Now 64-years old, Scott, who wore #12, is probably the recognizable back-up quarterback name in Saints history.


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