Sources: Green Bay Packers Interested in Jimmy Clausen


Based on the Green Bay Packers’ release of Vince Young earlier today, general manager Ted Thompson and Co. are going to have to scour the free-agent market for a back-up quarterback to starter Aaron Rodgers. They still have B.J. Coleman on the roster, but he’s nothing more than a developmental No. 3.

According to sources, Green Bay has a lot of interest in recently released former Carolina Panthers quarterback Jimmy Clausen.

A former second-round pick from Notre Dame, Clausen has started just 10 games in three seasons, all during his rookie campaign. He was even surpassed by Derek Anderson as Cam Newton’s primary backup last season.

The sources indicate that Green Bay released Young knowing that Clausen would be an option moving forward.

Vincent is the head sports editor at eDraft, co-host of eDraft Sports Radio (which airs every Monday and Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. ET) and a fantasy writer for Pro Football Focus. He’s also the news director here at PFC and co-host of Football Debate Central with Ryan Riddle every Friday. He’s also a former league-wide featured columnist at Bleacher Report.