Saturday, April 24, 2010
The Washington Redskins traded quarterback Jason Campbell to the Oakland Raiders for a 4th round draft choice in 2012. Campbell, who became expendable when the Redskins acquired Donovan McNabb, gets a fresh start albeit in the Siberia of the National Football League. Selected as a number 1 draft choice by then coach Joe Gibbs, Campbell's statistics showed steady improvement throughout his five year tenure with the organization and whatever the team's failings and shortcomings, they cannot be fairly laid solely on him. In his last two years with the Redskins, Campbell was saddled with an incompetent head coach in Jim Zorn and a porous offensive line that yielded the third most sacks in the 2009 season. A quarterback's effectiveness is somewhat nullified when he spends an inordinate time on his back.