Carolina QB Jimmy Clausen Struggles Mightily in 1st NFL Start


I often joke that if you watch the television show Friday Night Lights, and ever wondered what would happen to J.D. McCoy, the quarterback character growing up in an obscenely wealthy household after his high school days were done…all you have to do is follow the career of Carolina Panthers rookie quarterback Jimmy Clausen. I even penned an entire essay on the topic while the Notre Dame product was working out for the NFL Draft last spring.

Sunday began the first NFL chapter of the Clausen/McCoy story, and the first couple pages did not have a happy ending.

By Paul M. Banks

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