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02-19-2012, 07:43 AM

30 FAs in 30 Days: Jason Campbell
By Josh Looney

NAME: Jason Campbell
POSITION: Quarterback



GP/GS: 71/70

AGE/EXPEREINCE: 30/7 seasons

BACKGROUND: It’s hard to believe Jason Campbell is now a 30-year old veteran quarterback. He took some lumps early in his career as a starter in Washington, but has developed into a quarterback who has ranked on the backend of the NFL’s top-20 each of the past four seasons.

With Campbell, teams can be quite confident in what they’re going to get. He’ll complete around 60% of his passes, throw more touchdowns than interceptions and post respectable yards per attempt numbers.

Campbell has turned in a passer rating ranging between 84.2 and 86.4 each season since 2008. Paired with the right rushing attack, he’s proven he can be a winning quarterback.

The former first-round pick owns a career 31-39 record as a starter, but had the Raiders in prime position to win the AFC West last season before suffering a season-ending collarbone injury in mid-October.

Campbell went 11-7 as a starter after being traded to the Raiders for a fourth-round draft pick two seasons ago. Oakland was just 5-9 in games when Campbell did not start.

AVAILABILITY: Campbell enters an off-season situation similar to that of Kyle Orton.

Based off his play before injury last season, Campbell would likely prefer to land somewhere that he’d be the unquestioned starter. Regardless of what opportunities might exist for Campbell on the open market, his tenure in Oakland looks likely to end.

Former Raiders head coach Hue Jackson mortgaged the farm to acquire Carson Palmer from the Bengals and it appears new head coach Dennis Allen and GM Reggie McKenzie will move forward with Palmer as the club’s starter in 2012.

Campbell will likely be coveted by a number of teams looking to increase competition at the quarterback position.

COACHING CONNECTIONS: Campbell was the only starting quarterback Jim Zorn used during his two-year head coaching tenure in Washington. There’s a natural connection between Campbell and the Chiefs with Zorn serving as quarterbacks coach in Kansas City.

Statistically, Campbell’s two seasons working with Zorn were the best of his career. He threw for more than 3,200 yards each season and finished with 33 touchdown passes compared to 21 interceptions.

In 2009, NFL Films provided an interesting in-game look at the relationship between Zorn and Campbell – Sound FX: A QB’s tutelage.

WHY HE FITS: Campbell would provide the competition for Matt Cassel Kansas City appears to be seeking. In a thin market for free agent quarterbacks, Campbell’s familiarity with Zorn might make his addition appealing.

Cassel, Campbell and Orton have posted comparable passing totals over the past four seasons. Though Cassel and Orton hold a slight statistical edge, Campbell would offer similar veteran competition if the Chiefs are unable re-sign Orton.

One final factor to consider is that Campbell has entered every training camp since 2006 as his team’s unquestioned starter at quarterback. How willing is he to embrace such a new scenario?

02-19-2012, 10:00 AM
He just needs to grow a Flacco mustache

02-19-2012, 10:04 AM
Good competition for Casshole. See which one can be the 32nd ranked quarterback in the league

02-19-2012, 10:05 AM
If we sign this douche I will be utterly pissed but not surprised.

Psyko Tek
02-19-2012, 10:05 AM
and we can have them both?

02-19-2012, 10:09 AM
I think Campbell once watched an espisode of Green Acres while on layover in Seattle
That's just as good as connecting him to Zorn, for all the influence he has

02-19-2012, 10:16 AM

02-19-2012, 10:54 AM
Dave Kreig, Steve Bono, Elvis Grbac...Jason Campbell

Fits right in. We're doomed.

Easy 6
02-19-2012, 11:01 AM
Matt Cassel with a stronger arm

02-19-2012, 11:05 AM
Matt Cassel with darker skin


02-19-2012, 11:44 AM
Congratulations Kansas City, your new starting quarterback!

02-19-2012, 11:50 AM
I don't think he is an improvement over Orton. If he is cheaper ok, but we should probably stick with the guy who was already playing in the system if we are having to play the backup

Easy 6
02-19-2012, 11:50 AM
Congratulations Kansas City, your new starting quarterback!

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02-19-2012, 11:52 AM
If we sign Jason Campbell, that would be the first first round QB on the roster since 1987.

02-19-2012, 12:07 PM
Moon was a HOFer
so that takes the edge off 1987 ROFL

02-20-2012, 12:58 AM
Yeah, he was Jim Zorns quarterback.

That was the case when we played them, too.

Jason Campbell was pulled shortly after halftime because he couldn't perform well against the "career day defense"

Id rather stab myself through the eye with a highlighter.

02-20-2012, 01:36 AM
Chad Henne is far more likely.

He could be brought in as a pretense for pushing Cassel. Also, Henne is familiar with Daboll's system, and Daboll knows how to utilize him.

02-20-2012, 01:46 AM
Daboll had Henne and the team pushed for a trade for Kyle Orton.

I dont think there is anyway we make any push for Henne.

Titty Meat
02-20-2012, 01:51 AM
Henne or Campbell would be great. This fan base is dumb enough to believe either are competition to Cassel so when Cassel wins the job people won't bitch.

Epic Fail 007
02-20-2012, 01:53 AM
Cambells better than Cassel PERIOD.

Titty Meat
02-20-2012, 01:57 AM

02-20-2012, 02:02 AM
Cambells better than Cassel PERIOD.

Id rather watch old people fuck than read your posts.

u = garbage

Please, go post somewhere else.


Lex Luthor
02-20-2012, 03:32 AM
Cambells better than Cassel PERIOD.
That's debatable. However, Campbell IS better than Tyler fucking Palko.

Extra Point
02-20-2012, 07:39 AM
Will look forward to seeing Campbell carry a clipboard for some team this coming season.

02-20-2012, 08:16 AM
Daboll had Henne and the team pushed for a trade for Kyle Orton.

I dont think there is anyway we make any push for Henne.

In other words, we are so fucked.

02-20-2012, 08:22 AM
Matt Cassel with a stronger arm


So I mean if my choices are either Campbell or Cassel, I'll take Campbell. But talk about some sorry options.

We really need to somehow land Peyton Manning.

03-04-2012, 04:25 PM

Jets have talked about Jason Campbell

Posted by Josh Alper on March 4, 2012, 2:09 PM EST

It’s widely expected that the Jets are hoping to add a backup quarterback who can provide Mark Sanchez with a little push and/or be a viable alternative if Sanchez underachieves next season.

So far, the name that has come up most often for that role has been Chad Henne. Henne’s experience with new offensive coordinator Tony Sparano, his lack of a role in Miami and the remote chance that he’ll get a starting place anywhere else make him an obvious choice for the team.

He’s not the only one, though. Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com reports that the team has had discussions about pursuing Jason Campbell as a free agent. Campbell is likely to leave the Raiders after leading them to a 4-2 record as a starter before his season-ending collarbone injury. He’s had a bit more success as a starter than Henne over the course of his career, although not quite enough that he can hope to get more than a shot at a starting job with a new team.

Cimini lays out some pros and cons for Campbell in New York. In his favor is the addition of former Raiders receivers coach Sanjay Lal in the same role with the Jets, especially with Sparano talking about using some concepts from Oakland in the offense. Working against him is that some with the Jets feel he needs a lot of practice reps to be effective, something that won’t come if Campbell is serving as Sanchez’s backup.

That latter point would seem to be the kind of thing that would swing the Jets in a direction other than Campbell’s, but you don’t always get your first choice when players have a say in where they wind up.