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So it's the offseason - Is Jimmy Clausen's career salvageable?

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There's so much hate for Clausen in the Carolina fanbase...but...could his career turn around?

Look at Steve Young. Young played for Tampa Bay for two seasons when they were a perennial joke of the NFL. He was 3-16 as a starter and was deemed a bust. Tampa Bay turned around and drafted Vinny Testaverde #1 overall. Bill Walsh and the 49ers came knocking and Tampa was more than happy to get a 2nd and 4th round pick for Young. Similarly, Clausen played for Carolina when they were right on par with those Tampa Bay teams that were hilariously bad. Carolina then drafted Cam Newton #1 overall...but Clausen stayed.

Once Young had an opportunity to sit and learn behind a legendary QB and head coach, he ended up becoming a HOF QB. Could the same thing happen to Jimmy, given a change of scenery? What if he was traded to say, New England? Ya'll might think I'm crazy...but what if? It's the offseason ya'll!

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If he goes to a West Coast Offense team, he might catch on as a backup.

In a Coryell offense, never.

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If dressing for a game is turning your career around then yes he could do it.

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No.

Also, this may need to be reviewed by a mod for potential banishment from the Huddle. Using Steve Young!?! in a Clausen comparison?

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You lost me when you started making comparisons to Steve Young...

Nothing against Clausen, but the guy will never be anything more than a second stringer at absolute best.

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No.

Also, this may need to be reviewed by a mod for potential banishment from the Huddle. Using Steve Young!?! in a Clausen comparison?

Haha! You can compare the first couple years of Steve Young's career to Jimmy Clausen...because they are similar. They were both on terrible teams and performed terribly.

I'm just saying, Young was in an awful situation but was traded into a better one that revived a seemingly dead career. Could the same happen to Clausen?

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Haha! You can compare the first couple years of Steve Young's career to Jimmy Clausen...because they are similar. They were both on terrible teams and performed terribly.

I'm just saying, Young was in an awful situation but was traded into a better one that revived a seemingly dead career. Could the same happen to Clausen?

not really....a team being bad doesn't = that QB was similar to Clausen.

Clausen is wired like David Carr....and there isn't an example of that being fixed.

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