NEW ORLEANS, LA — The New Orleans Saints announced today that they have signed quarterback Seneca Wallace to a one-year contract. The announcement was made by Saints’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis.
A nine-year veteran, Wallace (5-11, 205) has appeared in 62 games with 21 starts during his NFL career, completing 452-of-764 passes for 4,808 yards with 31 touchdowns, 18 interceptions and a 84.5 passer rating. Also a threat with his legs, Wallace has carried 68 times for 293 times for one touchdown. He played his last two seasons in Cleveland and seven seasons in Seattle. In 2011, he appeared in six games with three starts for the Browns and completed 55-of-107 passes for 567 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions, along with seven carries for 70 yards (10.0 avg.).
Wallace started his career as a fourth round selection in the 2003 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks. After appearing in 48 games with 14 starts in seven seasons with the Seahawks, he was traded to Cleveland in 2010, where he appeared in 14 games and started seven contests in two years.
Wallace played college football at Iowa State, where in two seasons, he completed 411-of-712 passes for 5,289 yards and 26 touchdowns, while adding 912 yards and 15 scores on 237 carries in 25 games, as finished his career ranked first in school history in total offense (6,201) and second in passing yardage. As a senior, he was a consensus All-Big 12 conference second-team choice, completing 244-of-443 passes for 3,245 yards with 15 touchdowns, adding 437 rushing yards with eight touchdowns.