The Bears committed to Jay Cutler with a new contract shortly after last season. They committed to Jimmy Clausen as his No. 2 when they released Jordan Palmer.
The selection of Jimmy Clausen over Jordan Palmer was expected, for all of the reasons coach Marc Trestman laid out and which were evident over the past month-plus — age, upside, mobility, experie
The Bears will make Jimmy Clausen the backup to Jay Cutler this season.
Jimmy Clausen will start Thursday in Cleveland against the Browns with the situation basically being his job to lose at No. 2 quarterback.
Jay Cutler was assessed and paid to be the franchise quarterback of the Bears.