Jake Luton

New Orleans Saints
Quarterback #6
New Orleans Saints
Quarterback #6

Jake Luton News

Sticks with New Orleans

The Saints signed Luton to a reserve/future contract Tuesday.

Analysis: Luton joined the Saints' practice squad after being waived by Jacksonville at the end of August. The backup quarterback was up and down between New Orleans' practice squad and active roster throughout the campaign, getting cut entirely on two separate occasions, but he never made any appearances. With his new contract, he'll have an opportunity to compete for a roster spot throughout offseason work and leading up to training camp in 2023.

Jan 10, 2023 11:10 AM EST


Returns to Saints practice squad

The Saints re-signed Luton to their practice squad Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com reports.

Analysis: Luton has been up and down between New Orleans' practice squad and active roster throughout the campaign, so he's already familiar with the organization. Though he was active for two games this season, he has yet to take a snap with the Saints. In fact, Luton hasn't seen NFL game action since 2020 with Jacksonville, so his role is clearly to provide organizational depth in case of an injury to either Andy Dalton or Jameis Winston.

Nov 9, 2022 3:59 PM EST



Let go from practice squad

The Saints cut Luton from their practice squad Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com reports.

Analysis: Luton is now in search for another home following the Saints' decision to let the 26-year-old go Tuesday. Luton hasn't seen game action since 2020 with Jacksonville, so he'll likely serve as added depth for his next suitor.

Nov 1, 2022 4:48 PM EST


Back on practice squad

Luton signed with the Saints' practice squad Tuesday.

Analysis: Luton was signed to the team's active roster from it's practice squad Oct. 1; however, after the team's wide receiver corps were depleted by injuries, Luton lost his spot on the team to make room for practice squad elevations.

Oct 18, 2022 3:37 PM EST


Cut by New Orleans

The Saints waived Luton on Saturday.

Analysis: Due to the depleted state of its wide-receiving corps and secondary, the Saints couldn't afford to keep Luton on the 53-man roster as a No. 3 quarterback behind Jameis Winston (back/ankle) and Andy Dalton. Though Dalton will make his third straight start Sunday against the Bengals, Winston -- who is listed as questionable -- may be healthy enough to dress as his backup. Even if Winston ends up inactive, the Saints would still have the jack-of-all-trades Taysom Hill on hand to step in at quarterback if something should happen to Dalton on Sunday.

Oct 16, 2022 6:01 AM EST



Signed to active roster

Luton was signed to the Saints active roster Saturday, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Luton signed with the Saints practice squad prior to the start of the regular season after spending the preseason with Jacksonville. He'll likely serve as the backup quarterback Sunday against the Vikings with Jameis Winston (back) unavailable.

Oct 1, 2022 3:28 PM EST


Joins New Orleans' practice squad

The Saints signed Luton to their practice squad Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Luton appeared in two preseason games with Jacksonville, totaling 186 yards and one interception, and was waived ahead of the 53-man roster deadline. Jameis Winston and Andy Dalton are cemented as the top two quarterbacks in New Orleans, so Luton will operate as an emergency option on the practice squad.

Sep 6, 2022 1:46 PM EST


Waived by Jacksonville again

The Jaguars waived Luton on Monday.

Analysis: Luton was waived by the Jaguars last week but returned to the team Tuesday. However, he once again finds himself on waivers after the team claimed Jake Verity off waivers from the Colts. Luton appeared in two preseason games with Jacksonville and completed 22 of 38 passes for 186 yards and one interception.

Aug 26, 2022 1:10 PM EST


Returns to Jacksonville

The Jaguars signed Luton on Tuesday, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Luton was waived by Jacksonville a week ago, but he'll return to the squad ahead of the team's final preseason contest. The 2020 sixth-round pick appeared in each of the Jaguars' first two exhibition contests and completed 22 of 38 passes for 186 yards and one interception. In a corresponding move, the team waived Ryan Santoso.

Aug 23, 2022 8:02 AM EST


Waived by Jacksonville

Luton was waived by the Jaguars on Monday.

Analysis: Luton appeared in each of Jacksonville's first two preseason games, completing 22-of-38 passes for 186 yards and one interception. The 2020 sixth-round pick was expected to compete for the top backup spot behind Trevor Lawrence, but he's been let go during the first wave of cuts ahead of Tuesday's 85-man roster deadline.

Aug 15, 2022 10:02 AM EST


Draws spot start Thursday

Luton completed 10 of 17 passes for 94 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions during the Jaguars' preseason loss to the Raiders in Thursday's Hall of Fame Game.

Analysis: The third-year signal-caller played with a largely inexperienced receiver corps that was missing top options Christian Kirk, Marvin Jones, Zay Jones and Laviska Shenault, so his numbers were more than serviceable in that contest. Luton was thrown into the fire as a rookie back in 2020 and completed just 54.5 percent of his passes, and after spending part of last season with the Seahawks, he's back in Jacksonville competing for a backup job against C.J. Beathard (groin). Luton could have another solid opportunity in front of him in the second half during the Aug. 12 preseason matchup against the Browns even if Trevor Lawrence starts that contest.

Aug 4, 2022 9:22 PM EST


Starting Thursday

Luton will draw the start Thursday against the Raiders in the Hall of Fame game, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: With Trevor Lawrence getting the night off, and C.J. Beathard still recovering from a groin injury suffered in minicamp, Luton will get the nod. The 26-year-old will use the opportunity to help prove he deserves to be Lawrence's backup, as Beathard is still currently projected to fill that role.

Aug 2, 2022 11:09 AM EST


Reunites with Jags

Jacksonville signed Luton to a reserve/future contract Friday, Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com reports.

Analysis: Luton, who joined the NFL as a 2020 sixth-round pick of the Jaguars, most recently spent time on Miami's practice squad. Now, the 25-year-old signal-caller can prepare to spend the offseason continuing his development in a familiar situation.

Feb 11, 2022 7:55 AM EST


Joins Miami practice squad

Luton signed a deal to join Miami's practice squad on Wednesday.

Analysis: After getting cut loose from Seattle, Luton will now join Miami's practice squad, as starter Tua Tagovailoa has been battling injuries all season long. Expect the quarterback to stay on the Dolphins' practice squad unless they face any injuries in their QB room.

Nov 17, 2021 6:46 PM EST


Cut loose by Seattle

Luton was released from the Seahawks practice squad Monday, John Boyle of Seahawks.com reports.

Analysis: Luton was dropped from the practice squad to make room for the addition of Tyler Mabry. Now that Russell Wilson is back from injury, the Seahawks no longer have a need for another quarterback behind Wilson, Geno Smith and Jacob Eason.

Nov 15, 2021 8:33 PM EST


Reverted to practice squad

Luton was moved back to the Seahawks' practice squad Tuesday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Analysis: The quarterback has been elevated to the active roster two consecutive weeks to serve as the backup to Geno Smith, but now will have to be signed to the 53 man roster if he is asked to backup again. Russell Wilson (finger) is nearing a return, but can't be activated until Nov. 14, so Luton or the recently signed Jacob Eason could serve as the second option at QB for the Seahawks in Week 8 versus the Jaguars.

Oct 26, 2021 3:43 PM EST


Promoted to back up Geno

Luton was promoted to the active roster from the practice squad Monday and will back up Geno Smith in Monday's game against the Saints, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: Seattle claimed fellow quarterback Jacob Eason off waivers last week, but Eason's still familiarizing himself with the playbook, leaving Luton as Smith's backup for a second consecutive week. Luton didn't make a strong first impression after being selected in the sixth round of the 2020 draft by the Jaguars, going 0-3 with an ugly 2:6 TD:INT as a rookie for Jacksonville.

Oct 25, 2021 1:56 PM EST


Sent back to practice squad

Luton reverted to the Seahawks' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transactions report.

Analysis: Luton was elevated for Sunday's loss to the Steelers, in which he operated as Geno Smith's backup, but he didn't ultimately see the field. If the Seahawks don't explore other options at backup quarterback, Luton could bump to the active roster again Oct. 25 versus the Saints.

Oct 19, 2021 9:04 AM EST


Slots in as backup

Luton was elevated to the active roster Saturday.

Analysis: With Russell Wilson (finger) sidelined indefinitely, Geno Smith will take over as the starter with Luton slated to act as his backup. A sixth-round pick in 2020, the 25-year-old started three games for the Jaguars last season posting a woeful 624 yards (5.7 YPA), two touchdowns and six interceptions across 110 attempts.

Oct 16, 2021 1:08 PM EST


Lands on practice squad

Luton cleared waivers Thursday and signed with the Seahawks' practice squad, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Luton started three games for the Jaguars last season and completed 55 percent of his passes for 624 yards (5.7 YPA), two touchdowns and six interceptions. The 2020 sixth-round pick has a big arm and will look to fine-tune his skills while on the same practice field as Russell Wilson.

Sep 30, 2021 4:31 PM EST


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