Quarterback Kellen Clemens was the 49th overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft. After playing football for Oregon, Clemens was chosen by the New York Jets in the second round. He is presently second on the team’s depth chart.
At Oregon, Clemens proved to be one of the most prolific passers the Ducks ever put on the field. In three years at Oregon, he threw for 7,555 yards. In his senior year, despite missing the final three games due to a broken ankle, he hit for 19 TDs, threw only four INTs and accumulated 2,406 through the air.
In two years with the Jets, Clemens has played in 12 games, with 10 of those being in 2007 after Chad Pennington went down with an injury. In 2009, he threw for 1,680 yards, hitting for five touchdowns and tossing 11 interceptions. His rating was 59.7 and he completed 51.8-percent of his passes.
Clemens has a good physical frame. He stands six-foot-two and weighs 225 pounds. After turning pro, he lost weight and increased his speed. His quickness has also developed over that short amount of time. He can throw on the run, has a high and quick release and possesses fine accuracy. Clemens is known for being smart, tough and competitive.