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Saints Signed A Second-Year NFL Quarterback This Week

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The New Orleans Saints added some much-needed quarterback depth this week. The NFC South franchise has signed second-year NFL quarterback and Stanford product K.J. Costello on Wednesday. 

Costello signed with the Los Angeles Chargers in 2021 after going undrafted. In college, he played three seasons at Stanford before transferring to Mississippi State his senior year to play for Mike Leach. He had 7,434 yards and 55 touchdowns with 29 picks in 35 career games. 

He's now getting another opportunity in the NFL. With Jameis Winston sidelined due to a minor foot injury, Costello joins a quarterback room that also features Andy Dalton and former Notre Dame star Ian Book. 

"It is time to go to work! Stoked for the opportunity. Fired up to sign with the New Orleans Saints! #WhoDat," said Costello. 

The Saints' quarterback room now has a nice blend of veteran leadership and a couple of youngsters. Winston and Dalton and the clear veterans while Book and Costello are the youngsters hoping to get some valuable experience ahead of the 2022 season. 

Winston, meanwhile, isn't expected to miss too much time with his minor foot injury.