Jets showcasing Clemens for trade

ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini reports the New York Jets showcased quarterback Kellen Clemens on Monday night in hopes another team will make them a trade offer.

ClemensClemensAlthough head coach Rex Ryan has installed Mark Brunell as the primary backup for Mark Sanchez, Clemens was the first quarterback off the sideline in the preseason opener against the New York Giants.

Clemens entered at the start of the third quarter and conducted two effective series. Each lasted 11 plays and resulted in field-goal tries. Clemens completed seven of his 10 attempts for 84 yards.

The Jets re-signed Clemens to a one-year deal for $1.76 million in April.

Is that too much for a third-string quarterback? Perhaps, but he would provide some security in case disaster strikes. Brunell will turn 40 next month, and the other alternative, New England Patriots castoff Kevin O'Connell, hasn't performed well in training camp.