John Fox never seemed like a big Jimmy Clausen fan. To no one’s surprise, Carolina’s new coaching staff reportedly feels the same way.
“Don’t think this is really news, but Carolina general manager Marty Hurney is said to be the only one in the building in Charlotte who still believes 2010 second-round pick Jimmy Clausen might be up to the task of handling the Panthers starting job,” SI’s Don Banks wrote on Thursday.
Don clearly underestimates the lack of news right now in the NFL. We’ll take what we can get.
“Everyone else in Carolina, and many coaches and personnel men around the league for that matter, thinks the Panthers have to draft a franchise quarterback this year,” Banks wrote.
It’s no surprise Hurney won’t give up on Clausen after only one year; he’s the one who drafted him. With that said, Hurney has to understand the skepticism surrounding the 2010 second-round pick.
Hurney surely doesn’t want to make another head coach unhappy by saddling him with an unwanted starting quarterback. Unfortunately, Hurney dealt away his second round pick (No. 33 overall) to New England this year in order to draft Armanti Edwards.