After watching the Steelers-Panthers game, I guess the Panthers are going to take Luck if he comes out. John Fox will be let go and the team will be heading in a new direction. I have a could questions surrounding Clausen.
- Do you keep Clausen?
Clausen is under contract and now has some experience. The main reason I kept placing the Panthers with defense is because I felt Clausen didn't get a fair shake because you lost Williams and Stewart, you had 2 rookie WR's, questionable to me at least, the offensive line is your defense is young. Not to mention, there schedule wasn't a cupcake either.
- What's Clausen's Trade Value?
Not too many rookie QB's have great seasons. Being throw in, Clausen has now got a taste of the NFL. What's the pricetag on a 23 year old, potential star QB? With a rather weak QB class, could he be worth a 3rd round pick? A 2nd round pick?
- Who Should Look To Add Clausen?
Not everyone will be able to get a QB in the draft they feel comfortable about starting. Clausen is not a QB who will provide 10 wins next season but he's probably the 2nd best QB if he was in the 2011 draft. Should Buffalo go after him? San Francisco? Minnesota?