Jimmy Clausen is scheduled to be the first backup quarterback off the bench behind starter Jay Cutler when the Chicago Bears host the Jacksonville Jaguars in an exhibition Thursday night, coach Marc Trestman said Tuesday.
Jordan Palmer was first in relief in the Bears' 34-28 exhibition win over the Eagles on Aug. 8. He is expected to play Thursday, Trestman said.
Trestman implored reporters, as he has done several times during training camp, not to infer from the division of playing time the leader of a position battle.
"You see it every day out here -- they're both making plays," he said of Clausen and Palmer. "They’re competing. I’ve talked to both of them that nothing’s set in stone from last week. We grade them every day. We’re watching all the tape. We’re making the corrections with each of them. It’s still a competition, and they know it."
Palmer was 8-of-11 passing for 104 yards with one touchdown and one interception against the Eagles.
Clausen against the Eagles was 7-of-13 passing for 150 yards and two touchdowns, including a 73-yard catch-and-run touchdown by Chris Williams.
Clausen looks like he's emerging as the Bears QB2.