Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman announced on Wednesday after practice that quarterback Jordan Palmer will serve as the No. 2 quarterback for the Bears’ game against the Seattle Seahawks on Friday.
Palmer and Clausen have been competing this pre-season to be the backup quarterback for the Bears this season. Through the first two games of the pre-season, both Palmer and Clausen have had mixed results.
After Clausen posted a passer rating of 134.6 and 2 touchdowns in the Bears’ pre-season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles, the belief was that the former Notre Dame quarterback had the advantage over Palmer in the competition.
Clausen worked as the No. 2 quarterback in the Bears’ game against the Jacksonville Jaguars last Thursday. Clausen struggled in that game with a passer rating of 61.5 and 1 interception.
Meanwhile, Palmer was impressive against the Jaguars.
Palmer had a passer rating of 91.4 against the Jaguars and led the Bears to a comeback victory.
The Bears may look to decide between Palmer or Clausen after Friday’s game against the Seahawks.
Clausen has been popular pick of late, but after his struggles last week, the competition appears to be wide open.