Posted by Andy Benoit
The day after the Panthers drafted quarterback Cam Newton number one overall, their ’10 second-round drafted quarterback, Jimmy Clausen, was the first to arrive at the team’s facility.
Two days later, Clausen was saying all the right things. Clausen and Newton were at a charity kickball event over the weekend. Joseph Person of the Raleigh News & Observer asked the ex-Notre Dame star about his role on the club.
“I talked to some coaches and Marty and they said they want me on this team and they’re going to give me the opportunity to compete,” Clausen said. “That’s all I can ask for is a chance to compete. It’s going to be fun working with Cam and just competing each and every day.”
Worth noting was that at the kickball game, Clausen and Newton both wore number 2. Clausen wore the number last year for the Panthers; Newton wore the number at Auburn. So who’s is it?
“It’s mine right now,” Clausen said. “We’ll see what happens.” He reportedly said this with a smile, which could be an indication that he intends to sell the jersey at a marked up price.
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