So what happens to Jason Campbell now?
The logical move would be to trade the five-year veteran (Buffalo, Carolina, Oakland and Jacksonville are among the teams interested in him). But, according to the Washington Post, Campbell is expected to meet with new Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan later this afternoon to discuss his future. So maybe there's a chance he remains in Washington as McNabb's backup.
Shanahan nor Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen are talking about Campbell, and the QB himself is saying little.
"We just have to wait and see what happens," he said in a phone interview last night. "Other than that, there's really nothing to say right now."
Essentially, there's only two scenarios in play for the Redskins — either Campbell accepts the backup role, allowing them to use the No. 4 overall selection to bolster the offensive line, or they trade Campbell for a draft pick and they use the No. 4 pick on Sam Bradford or Jimmy Clausen and make him the QB of the future for when McNabb retires.
My guess is the latter. McNabb will turn 34 during this coming season and he's played just one full season the last six years. And, remember, Washington brought in the experienced Rex Grossman to backup Campbell.
Campbell (pictured getting sacked) is an imposing figure at 6-5, 230 pounds, and despite not reaching his full potential yet, he's shown he's a capable NFL passer. Last year was his best statistical season, as he threw for a career-high 3,618 yards, 20 TDs and 15 INTs. He's mobile (236 rushing yards) and is growing more efficient by the year (last year he had career-highs in completion percentage, 64.5, and QB rating, 86.4).
Is he the next Kurt Warner? No, but he's got enough value to give the Redskins the second- or third-round pick they lack (after No. 4 their next pick is No. 103 in the fourth round), so my thought is that it's best to trade him.