By: Terrill J. Weil
Da Boot Sports!
The Saints drafted Tennessee Vols quarterback Bobby Scott in the 14th round of the 1971 NFL draft. He was primarily the back-up to starter Archie Manning for his entire time with the franchise. He played in 47 games over nine seasons, completing 237-of-500 passes for 2,781 yards, along with 15 touchdowns and 28 interceptions.
In 1976 Scott had his most extensive playing after Manning missing the entire season, due to a shoulder injury. In eleven games that season, Scott completed 103-of-190 passes (54.2%) for 1.065 yards, with four touchdowns and six interceptions.
However, his season was cut short when during a televised game, he tripped over a television cable and blew out his knee, ended his season.
After Manning returned, Scott would start only four more games for the Saints over his last five seasons.
In 1983 Scott jumped to the newly formed USFL signing with the New Jersey Generals. He was traded to the Chicago Blitz that same year, where his career would end at seasons end. Between his two stops in the USFL, Scott threw for 2,813 yards and 11 touchdowns.