New Orleans Saints rookie quarterback Jake Haener will miss the first six games of the season after the NFL suspended him for violating its performance enhancing drugs policy, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.
Haener put out a statement accepting responsibility while saying he doesn't know how the banned substance got into his body.
The Saints took Haener in the fourth round of the 2023 NFL Draft after he spent his last three collegiate seasons at Fresno State (coincidentally, the same school new Saints quarterback Derek Carr attended from 2009 to 2013). Haener is listed as the Saints' fourth quarterback behind Carr, Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill.
Haener completed 38-of-72 passes in three preseason games this summer with 395 passing yards, one passing touchdown and three interceptions. He's perhaps most well-known for his viral team photos where he posed with a wide range of emotions.