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Kellen Clemens

34-Year-Old Quarterback – Los Angeles Chargers

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Clemens returned to the Chargers this offseason on yet another one-year deal to battle for the backup QB job behind Philip Rivers. He'll compete with former undrafted free agent Mike Bercovici for the...

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HT: 6' 2"   WT: 220   DOB: 6/6/1983  College: Oregon  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by the Chargers in September of 2017.

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Clemens re-signed with the Chargers on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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Kellen Clemens NFL Stats
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  Passing Pass Distance Big Pass Games Rushing Fumbles
Year Age Team G Comp Att Pct Yards TD INT YPA 20+ 40+ 300+ 350+ 400+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost
2008 25 3 3 5 60.0% 26 0 1 5.2 - - - - - 3 -3 -1.0 0 - -
2009 26 10 13 26 50.0% 125 0 0 4.8 0 0 - - - 12 1 0.1 0 - -
2010 27 NYJ 1 1 2 50.0% 6 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 4.5 1 0 0
2011 28 STL 3 48 91 52.7% 546 2 1 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 6 37 6.2 1 2 0
2012 29 STL 2 1 3 33.3% 39 0 1 13.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 5 2.5 0 1 0
2013 30 STL 10 142 242 58.7% 1673 8 7 6.9 21 2 0 0 0 23 64 2.8 0 7 4
2014 31 SD 2 1 3 33.3% 10 0 0 3.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
2015 32 SD 2 5 6 83.3% 63 1 0 10.5 0 0 0 0 0 1 -1 -1.0 0 0 0
2016 33 SD 12 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.5 0 0 0
2017 Proj 34 LAC Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Kellen Clemens

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Kellen Clemens Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Passing Stats Red Zone Passes Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rating Yds/G TD% INT% Sacks In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
2008 25 3 0.2 0.2 0.2 -9.6 9 0.0 20.0 - - - - 2 - -
2009 26 10 0.5 0.5 0.5 63.8 13 0.0 0.0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 27 NYJ 1 7.1 7.1 7.1 56.3 6 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 28 STL 3 13.2 13.2 13.2 73.8 182 2.2 1.1 9 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 29 STL 2 1.0 1.0 1.0 -54.9 20 0.0 33.3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2013 30 STL 10 10.5 10.5 10.5 78.8 167 3.3 2.9 21 34 14 6 4 2 1
2014 31 SD 2 0.2 0.2 0.2 43.8 5 0.0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 32 SD 2 3.2 3.2 3.2 170.8 32 16.7 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2016 33 SD 12 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0 2.1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Proj 34 LAC Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Kellen Clemens

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#2 Quarterback
  1. Philip Rivers
  2. Kellen Clemens
  3. Cardale Jones
Los Angeles Chargers

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2015 15 0
2016 5 50
Kellen Clemens 2017 Game Log
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  Snap Count Passing Pass Distance Rushing Fumbles Red Zone Passes Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Comp Att Pct Yards TD INT YPA 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @Den
2 Mia
3 KC
4 Phi
5 @NYG
6 @Oak
7 Den
8 @NE
9 BYE Bye Week
10 @Jax
11 Buf
12 @Dal
13 Cle
14 Was
15 @KC
16 @NYJ
17 Oak

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Kellen Clemens  (View College Stats & News)
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Kellen Clemens: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Chargers released Clemens on Saturday but plan to re-sign him soon, Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

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Clemens did not play in Saturday's preseason win over the Rams and could also be held out of the final contest against the 49ers, ESPN's Eric D. Williams reports.

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Clemens completed 10 of 17 passes for 99 yards and added 26 yards on the ground in Sunday's preseason loss to the Saints.

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Clemens completed four of 10 passes for 100 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions during Sunday's preseason loss to the Seahawks.

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Clemens has agreed to a one-year contract with the Chargers, Michael Gehlken reported on Thursday.

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Clemens completed nine of his 15 passes for 77 yards in the Chargers' preseason loss Sunday to the Vikings.

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Clemens completed 11 of his 20 passes for 134 yards in the Chargers preseason win over the Cardinals.

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Clemens completed eight of 15 passes for 96 yards, and added four on a scramble in Saturday's preseason debut at Tennessee.

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Clemens signed a one-year deal to remain with the Chargers, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Clemens finished the 2015 season with a total of six pass attempts in relief of Philip Rivers, who started all 16 games.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Clemens re-signed with the Chargers on a one-year deal this offseason after spending the last two seasons as Philip Rivers' primary backup, hardly a pressing job considering Rivers has made every start since 2006. He'll compete with Zach Mettenberger for the No. 2 role on the depth chart, but could find himself in free agency should he lose his grasp on the backup spot.

2015

Clemens only had three pass attempts in 2014. That wasnít much of a surprise because the backup quarterback job in San Diego is hardly a pressing need when considering Philip Rivers hasnít missed a regular season game since taking over the starting gig in 2006. Still, Clemens would probably be a serviceable option if he was forced into limited action. In his most productive season, he passed for 1,654 yards with 8 touchdowns in the nine games he started for the Rams in 2013.

2014

Clemens steps into the role of backup to Philip Rivers in San Diego and figures to be a capable option if Rivers were to miss any time. Clemens threw for eight touchdowns and 1,673 yards while starting nine games for the Rams in 2013.

2013

With Sam Bradford fully entrenched in the starting quarterback position, Clemens is in St. Louis for insurance purposes should Bradford go down.

2012

Clemens is expected to start the season as the No. 2 quarterback behind starter Sam Bradford.

2011

Will compete for the backup quarterback role. If he stays at third on the depth chart the Redskins may cut him and opt to go with a rookie with some upside.

2010

The Jets had high hopes for Clemens when they drafted him in 2006, but he's failed to develop - some might say he never got much of a chance - and now they've moved forward with Mark Sanchez. With Mark Brunell also in New York entering 2010, Clemens is not guaranteed to make the club.

2009

The Jets were the big story on Draft Day with the major move up to draft Mark Sanchez, USCís golden boy and now the first face of the franchise since Joe Namath left town in 1977. Clemens sat all of last year behind Brett Farve and struggled not too surprisingly in his one extended look as a starter during 2007. But Clemens flashed no game-breaking ability during that half season. And thatís something that most future studs at the position give you at least a taste of during that lengthy a look. Heck, even Browning Nagle and Glen Foley did that as Jet starters, and those guys didnít even turn out to be any good. So thereís only a small chance Clemens becomes an unexpected star like Drew Brees did after the Chargers were about to hand the reins over to Philip Rivers in 2004. Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer was the Chargers QB coach that year and thus is likely to give Clemens a serious look this summer. But Clemens didnít show anything during pre-draft minicamps, leading to the drafting of Sanchez, so the window is rapidly closing. Sanchezís odds are better than a figurative coin flip, perhaps climb all the way up to 60/40. Also, the Jets are likely to play a ground-oriented, defensive-minded game where there are few chances taken no matter whoís at QB. And the receiving corps is not strong enough to aid the passer, as Jerricho Cotchery is a solid No. 2 possession type, not capable of being the focal point of the passing attack.

2008

Another in the seemingly endless string of QB slashes this year. And as a wise coach once said, ďWhen you have two QBs, you donít really have any.Ē That certainly seems to be true in the Jets' case. Clemens was groomed as the heir apparent and had a four-star recommendation from QB guru Ron Jaworski of ESPN. But he struggled after ascending to the starting role in the midst of a sorry Jets season. The one bright spot for Clemens was an 8.6 YPA on first-down throws. The Jets didnít do nearly enough of that last year, especially in the first half of games. Throwing on first down late when you're desperate doesn't count. The deep stuff wasn't there, and he was just 4-for-39 on red-zone throws Ė below average across all three tiers, including just 3-for-15 inside the five. After committing $200 million on free agents this offseason, the Jets clearly are in win-now mode, shocking for a four-win team. That means Pennington has a chance to wrestle the starting job back from Clemens, who will need to show tremendous strides in training camp to hold him off. Pennington was about average throughout the red zone in converting throws. The problem was that the Jets were very run oriented there and will only be more so in 2008 after spending those many millions fortifying their offensive line. The plus side is that the offense should be able to venture into the red zone more frequently, and Pennington (or whoever starts) shouldnít be dumped as frequently Ė once every 10 attempts for Pennington (very bad) and, even worse, once every nine for Clemens.

2007

He's had a great summer, and Chad Pennington hasn't. When does the Kellen Clemens era start in New Jersey? We think it could be at some point in the middle of the 2007 season. Clip and save.

2006

He's very likely the Jets quarterback of the future, but let's give the rookie some time; Clemens played in a spread offense at Oregon, and the adjustment to the pro passing game is a significant thing for any first-year quarterback. If the Jets are nowhere close to playoff contention at the end of 2006, perhaps Clemens will get few audition games. He figures to start the season as New York's No. 3 on the depth chart.