After a decent showing against the Detroit Lions, Bears QB Jimmy Clausen is expected to get the nod for the final week over Jay Cutler.
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With his decent performance in a loss to the Detroit Lions in Week 16, Chicago Bears QB Jimmy Clausen is expected to receive another look in Week 17 against the Minnesota Vikings.
Clausen went 22-of-39 for 181 yards, two touchdowns and an interception during the 20-14 loss, his first start since his rookie year with the Panthers in 2010. On Monday, head coach Marc Trestman indicated he is leaning towards playing Clausen in the final week of the 2014 season.
“We’ll talk about it today,” Trestman said on WBBM Newsradio 780. “I thought he had a good performance. He needed some help. He didn’t get it – had a few drops along the way, had a couple missed assignments up front in the running game, where we could’ve had a little bit more yardage. But I thought he handled himself [well], for two practices and having not played [much] for four years. It was certainly a good performance.”
Clausen was named the Week 16 starter after the team benched QB Jay Cutler, the highest paid QB in the league, following a dismal performance against the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football the previous week.