Redskins Trade Jason Campbell to Oakland Raiders
WI Staff | 4/24/2010, 2:31 p.m.
Jason Campbell File Photo By John E. DeFreitas
The Washington Redskins traded former starting quarterback Jason Campbell to the Oakland Raiders on Saturday, April 24 for a fourth round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. The trade was made on the third day of the NFL Draft, in which the fourth through seventh round selections are made.
The Raiders gave Campbell an additional year on his contract in the deal, which will net Campbell $4.5 million in 2011. Campbell will very likely take over as the Okland starter, over current Raiders' quarterbacks JaMarcus Russell and Bruce Gradkowski, neither of whom has solidified himself in the starting spot.
Campbell was the Redskins first round pick in 2005, number 25 overall, and has shown promise in his five seasons with the Redskins, but has had to learn new offensive systems nearly every season of his career. When the Redskins acquired Donovan McNabb form the Philadelphia Eagles last month, Campbell was told by head coach Mike Shanahan that he was free to explore trade options.
Campbell has a career record of 20-32, more than 10,000 career passing yards, and an overall quarterback rating of 82.3.