The Redskins will likely hire Mike Shanahan as their new head coach. Assuming he replaces Jim Zorn, he won't want to re-sign QB Jason Campbell, so he will likely leave as a free agent.
With a new GM, Bruce Allen, and coach in D.C., the franchise will want to make a fresh start. That means drafting a QB first to be the franchise face.
Clausen finished his junior season at Notre Dame with 28 touchdowns, four interceptions, and a 68 percent completion rate. Charlie Weis' firing led to Clausen's decision to enter the NFL Draft and forgo his senior year at Notre Dame.
If Notre Dame had a decent defense and a better coach, they would have been a BCS team.
Despite his critics saying that he can't lead his team to wins, Clausen led his team to great near-comebacks, specifically against USC, and he played behind a bad offensive line.