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Jimmy Clausen | Quarterback

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
College: Notre Dame
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Ravens claimed QB Jimmy Clausen off waivers from the Bears.
Clausen will be reuniting with OC Marc Trestman, who made Clausen a pet project during his time in Chicago. Clausen will back up Matt Schaub down the stretch of Baltimore's lost season. Nov 24 - 4:22 PM

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Bears waived QB Jimmy Clausen.

David Fales has been promoted from the practice squad, and will take over as Jay Cutler's backup. It's a consequential move, as Cutler is among the league's more injury prone quarterbacks. Clausen showed nothing in spot duty each of the past two seasons, which isn't surprising given his previous play in Carolina. Now 28, Clausen has probably taken his final regular season snap.
Nov 23 - 1:45 PM

Jimmy Clausen completed 9-of-17 passes for 63 yards and rushed three times for 13 yards in the Bears' Week 3 loss to the Seahawks.

Clausen never stood much of a chance in this one. The Bears were without their best receiver, Alshon Jeffery, and Clausen’s left tackle Jermon Bushrod exited halfway through the game with a concussion. To make matters worse, the undermanned Bears drew an impossibly tough Seahawks secondary this week. Clausen never even tried to stretch the field, mostly settling for check-downs and screen passes. He only completed one pass longer than 10 yards. Clausen will game-manage the Bears again next week versus Oakland if Jay Cutler’s hamstring hasn’t healed by then.
Sep 27 - 8:13 PM

Jimmy Clausen completed 14-of-23 passes for 121 yards, zero touchdowns and an interception in Chicago's 48-23, Week 2 loss to the Cardinals.

Clausen checked in for Jay Cutler, who departed with a hamstring injury, on Chicago's final possession of the first half. The sixth-year backup didn't look like he belonged on an NFL field, dinking and dunking while utterly failing to stretch the defense. Of course, Clausen wasn't exactly set up for success, coming in midway through the game with Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) sidelined. Clausen will be Rotoworld's lowest ranked quarterback if he's forced to start next week's road game against the Seahawks.
Sep 20 - 4:37 PM

Bears No. 2 QB Jimmy Clausen has a concussion.

Clausen should be ready for Week 1, but it means he'll miss valuable reps in Thursday's preseason finale. It's also a concern after Clausen was concussed on a vicious hit late last season. Clausen is one of the league's poorer backups, but he could end up making starts if Jay Cutler's career continues its downward trajectory.
Aug 31 - 2:31 PM

Jimmy Clausen completed 17-of-27 passes for 151 yards and also completed a two-point conversion in the Bears' preseason opener.

Clausen was sharp against the Dolphins' backups. He kept the chains moving with long drives, avoiding turnovers and sacks. Clausen has settled in as a viable NFL backup and would get the nod if something happened to Jay Cutler.
Aug 13 - 11:02 PM

Bears OC Adam Gase said Jimmy Clausen is a "perfect fit" for the offense.

"He's really grown as a player," Gase said of Clausen. "He and Jay [Cutler] have a great relationship. I felt like he’d be perfect for what we were trying to do offensively." By talking up Clausen, it sounds like Gase is trying to put pressure on Cutler. Though Cutler threw a career-high 28 touchdowns last season, he also tied for the league lead in interceptions. It also sounds like Gase is higher on Clausen than 2014 draft pick David Fales.
Jun 15 - 1:24 PM

Bears re-signed QB Jimmy Clausen.

Clausen appeared in four games for the Bears last season, making one start in Week 16 after then-coach Marc Trestman benched Jay Cutler. Clausen ended up suffering a concussion and was forced to miss Week 17. The former Panthers second-round pick completed 26-of-48 passes for 223 yards (4.6 YPA), two touchdowns, and one interception. He'll compete for the backup job.
Mar 6 - 11:31 AM

Jimmy Clausen has been diagnosed with a concussion, and will be sidelined for Sunday's finale against the Vikings.

Clausen took a helmet-to-helmet hit from Lions RE Ziggy Ansah in Sunday's loss, and apparently suffered "delayed" symptoms. He didn't miss a snap, but ended up going to the hospital on Sunday evening. The league still has a long way to go with concussions. Clausen's injury means Jay Cutler will be back under center for Week 17, and backed up by sixth-round rookie David Fales. The timing couldn't be worse for Clausen, who didn't put anything persuasive on film Sunday. There's no guarantee he'll get a No. 2 job for 2015.
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 02:33:00 PM

Jimmy Clausen completed 23-of-39 passes for 181 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's 20-14 Week 16 loss to the Lions.

Facing the league's No. 2 defense, Clausen played far better than his numbers looked. Bears receivers dropped an absurd seven passes, many of them easy catches on third downs that would have kept drives alive. Clausen's lone turnover was a fourth-down Hail Mary with under two minutes left in the game. He was very confident and calm both in pre-snap reads and in the pocket, executing Marc Trestman's offense far better than benched Jay Cutler has in the last month. It reaffirms our belief that Cutler was the issue for the Bears' offense, not Trestman. Cutler just won't listen to the whispers.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 04:13:00 PM

Jimmy Clausen will start in Week 16 against the Lions.

The Bears benched Jay Cutler, leaving Clausen to make his first start since 2010. Per NFL Network's Mike Silver, Bears players believe Clausen will "light it up" in Marc Trestman's quarterback-friendly scheme "simply because he'll run the offense as prescribed." Clausen has potential for plug-and-play value in the Bears' pass-based attack, but gets a difficult first matchup against the Lions. He'll be no more than a QB2 option and daily-league dart throw in Week 16.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 07:09:00 PM

Jimmy Clausen has won the Bears' backup quarterback job.

He beat out Jordan Palmer by completing 64 percent of his 37 preseason passes for 280 yards, two TDs, and one pick. His passer rating is 94.4. Bears coaches have been pleased with Clausen's "arm strength and throwing mechanics." The 26-year-old is a name to keep in mind because of Marc Trestman's QB history. Josh McCown had a 13:1 TD-to-INT ratio under Trestman in 2013.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 07:00:00 PM

Jimmy Clausen operated as the Bears' No. 3 quarterback in Friday night's preseason game, completing 6-of-9 throws for 36 yards.

He was the only Bears quarterback to lead scoring drives in the 34-6 drubbing, resulting in a pair of late Robbie Gould field goals against Seahawks backups. (Of course, Seattle's backups would start on a team like the Raiders.) Expect Clausen to get a ton of snaps in the exhibition finale as the Bears continue to let him battle Jordan Palmer to back up Jay Cutler. In August, Clausen is a combined 24-of-37 (64.9%) passing for 280 yards (7.6 YPA), two touchdowns and a pick.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 12:47:00 PM

Jimmy Clausen completed 7-of-10 passes for 56 yards, zero touchdowns and an interception in Thursday's preseason game against the Jaguars.

It wasn't a great night. Clausen's pick was a tipped ball that hung too long over the middle of the field, while he also failed to secure a snap. Thanks in part to myriad Bears penalties, the former second-round pick never really got into a rhythm. Clausen is ahead of Jordan Palmer in the battle to back up Jay Cutler, but will have to secure his job with solid performances in the third and fourth preseason games.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 10:32:00 PM

Jimmy Clausen will be the No. 2 quarterback in Thursday's preseason game against the Jags.

Jordan Palmer is losing out to Clausen in the battle to be Jay Cutler's backup. Clausen went 7-of-13 for 150 yards with two touchdowns in last week's preseason opener, showing a little of the ability that made him a second-round pick in 2010. As we saw with Josh McCown last year, Marc Trestman can take quarterbacks from way off the radar and make them plus players.
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 11:21:00 AM

Depth Charts

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QB1Matt Schaub
2Jimmy Clausen
RB1Buck Allen
2Raheem Mostert
3Terrance West
GLB1Buck Allen
2Raheem Mostert
3RB1Buck Allen
2Raheem Mostert
FB1Kyle Juszczyk
WR11Kamar Aiken
2Marlon Brown
3Jeremy Butler
WR21Chris Givens
2Chris Matthews
3Kaelin Clay
4Chuck Jacobs
WR31Marlon Brown
TE1Crockett Gillmore
2Maxx Williams
3Nick Boyle
4Chase Ford
LT1Eugene Monroe
2James Hurst
LG1Kelechi Osemele
2John Urschel
C1Ryan Jensen
RG1Marshal Yanda
RT1Rick Wagner
2De'Ondre Wesley
K1Justin Tucker