Jimmy Clausen got some attention a few weeks back when he said (with a smile) that he wasn’t going to easily give up his number (or job) to Cam Newton.
Panthers punter and NFLPA* rep Jason Baker, who has heard the issue brought up a few times locally, is tired of the topic.
“I certainly hope that the guy who takes the snaps this fall at quarterback is more interested in the playbook and running an offense than he is the shirt that he wears over his pads,” Baker told the Charlotte Observer. “I’d like to win some games this fall. It’s more fun that way.”
Awesome. Baker could potentially get embroiled in this vital controversy because he wears No. 7. That’s the jersey Clausen reportedly wanted when he came to the team last year, but Baker wouldn’t give it up.
“I have no intent to change jerseys and haven’t been approached to do so,” Baker said.
We feel Baker’s pain. Everyone is just a little crankier in a lockout.