Cutler Benched For Jimmy Clausen: 5 Fast Facts You Need To Know

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Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman has benched starting quarterback Jay Cutler for backup Jimmy Clausen.

The moves comes in the wake of a 31-15 home loss to the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football where Cutler performed terribly, turning the football over three times — extending his NFL-leading total to 24.

Here’s what you need to know:


1. Clausen was a Star at Notre Dame

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His career totals as quarterback of the Fighting Irish: 62.6 comp%, 8,148 passing yards, 60 touchdowns, 27 interceptions, 137.2 rating.


2. Clausen was Drafted By the Carolina Panthers

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He was a 2nd-round pick (48th overall selection) in the 2010 NFL Draft.


3. Clausen has Started 10 Games in the Pros

His professional statistics are not as good; he owns an 1-9 overall record, completing just 51.2 of his passes for 160 yards-per-game, 3 touchdowns and 9 interceptions.


4. Clausen Makes Over $17 Million Less Than What Cutler Does

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According to Spotrac.com, Cutler makes $18.1 million this season, while Clausen makes $645,000.

5. Marc Trestman Is on the Hot Seat

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Reports have indicated that Trestman may likely be fired after the season.


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