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Jason Campbell Traded To The Oakland Raiders
if this happens Oakland might become a pretty good team
The Jason Campbell era in Washington appears to be nearing an end.
The Redskins were in trade discussions with the Oakland Raiders this afternoon. The Redskins could be receiving the Raiders' sixth-rounder -- the 190th overall -- in addition to another late round pick in exchange for Campbell.
As for Campbell, a career in Washington that began five years ago with so much promise appears to be headed westward. Campbell's future here was immediately cast in doubt when the team acquired Donovan McNabb from Philadelphia earlier this month. He skipped the team's first minicamp this month and received permission from Washington Coach Mike Shanahan to pursue a trade.
The Redskins had previously acquired Rex Grossman as a free agent to serve as the team's backup this season.
Campbell, who earned $2.857 million during his final year in Washington, was a restricted free agent and signed his tender earlier this month with the Redskins for $3.14 million. He earned nearly $11 million in salary and bonuses in his five seasons with the Redskins.
Campbell was a first-round pick by Joe Gibbs in 2005 - the draft's 29th overall selection. The Redskins traded up to get him, giving away three picks, including their 2006 first-round selection. He was almost immediately anointed the team's quarterback of the future and after holding the clipboard for a year, he took over the starting job midway
through 2006 season.
He's been the team's top quarterback since then and has started their past 32 games. No quarterback has started more games for the Redskins since Mark Rypien led the huddle from 1989 to '93.
Even as the Redskins rotated offensive coordinators, Campbell saw his offensive numbers steadily rise each of the past three seasons, in spite of the fact the offensive line in front of him struggled.
Last year, Campbell finished the season with career highs in completions (327), completion percentage (64.5), yards (3,618), yards per completion (7.1), touchdowns (20) and quarterback rating (86.4).
He also threw a career-high 15 interceptions and was sacked 43 times, more than all but two other NFL quarterbacks.
During his 52-game career in Washington, Campbell threw for 10,860 yards and 55 touchdowns. He is the team's sixth all-time leader in yardage, fifth in completions, second in completion percentage.
The team reached the playoffs twice while Campbell was a Redskin, though Mark Brunell was the quarterback in 2005 and Todd Collins played in place of an injured Campbell in 2007.
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