SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Carolina Panthers quarterback Jimmy Clausen says he has been told by coach Ron Rivera that he'll start Saturday night's preseason home opener against the New York Giants.
Newton, the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft, will likely be the first quarterback off the bench.
That's not a big surprise considering Clausen has been getting all of the reps with the first-team offense.
Clausen said Friday morning that Rivera "told both me and Cam that he's going to play the best guy out there."
Clausen says both he and Newton are still learning that Saturday "is another big