Excited to start a new chapter with the @ChicagoBears ! Blessed to have this opportunity and looking forward to getting started!!— Jimmy Clausen (@JimmyClausen) June 5, 2014
Given that the Bears already have Jay Cutler, Jordan Palmer, and David Fales on the roster, it's interesting that the Bears would bring in somebody else. It's even more interesting that the person would be Jimmy Clausen.
But it shouldn't be.
Before Clausen was a second round draft for the Panthers in 2010 (just one year before they drafted Cam Newton), he trained with Marc Trestman. You can see a list of some of the other quarterbacks Trestman worked with here.
Clausen started 10 games in 2010, going 1-9 with a 52.5% completion rate for 1,558 yards. He scored 3 TDS, and threw 9 interceptions.
Before his NFL career, Clausen was the quarterback for Notre Dame. In three years at Notre Dame, he threw for 8,148 yards, 60 TDS, and 27 interceptions.
Since Newton arrived, he has not seen the field. Trestman must remember something he likes about Clausen from their workouts, and seems committed to letting the best of three or more guys compete for the spot behind starter Jay Cutler.
It's expected this would be a low deal, working in the Bears favor. We'll let you know more as we see it.