2010 NFL Draft: Jimmy Clausen Was "Never On The Chiefs Radar"

Leading up to the 2010 NFL draft, lots of folks were speculating whether the Chiefs would be interested in Notre Dame QB Jimmy Clausen.

No, the Chiefs don't need a quarterback with Matt Cassel already in-house but the strong connection between Clausen and Charlie Weis made some (including me) think it was possible.

According Peter King of SI.com, Clausen was "never on the Chiefs radar."

At the conclusion of the first round -- and Jimmy Clausen surprisingly still available -- we wondered whether the Chiefs would view Clausen as too good of a value to pass up, even if they didn't need a quarterback.

ESPN's Adam Schefter said that Weis would spend the time between rounds one and two convincing the Chiefs to take Clausen.

Ultimately, Clausen fell to the Panthers, who were glad to take him. And it appears they had a little scouting help from Mr. Weis.

"Charlie said he's probably the best he's ever had,'' Fox told Peter King of SI.com. "He said, 'Take this guy. Trust me.' Everyone I talked to, including a couple of people at Notre Dame, said the character issue was b.s. So we picked him.''

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