The Los Angeles Chargers and backup quarterback Kellen Clemens have agreed to terms on a one-year deal according to former Chargers beat writer Michael Gehlken via Twitter:
Chargers agreed to one-year contract with QB Kellen Clemens, source said. Will be his fourth season behind Philip Rivers.— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) March 9, 2017
The veteran quarterback has been Philip Rivers’ primary backup for the previous three years and will resume that role once again in 2017. He is unlikely to help the Chargers win any games if Rivers is lost to injury, but presumably, Rivers likes having him around, so he is back again.
With backup quarterbacks, typically you hope to have either a developmental player that could eventually start or a veteran that can step in and help you win if your starter goes out. Kellen Clemens is neither of those things. He reached his ceiling years ago and that ceiling is that of a player who will lose you football games if he is forced into action. Chargers fans just have to hope that he is providing a big enough off-field benefit to offset his negative value should he ever see the field.
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