Jason Campbell is the first-string quarterback for the NFL’s Oakland Raiders. After playing college football for Auburn, he was the 25th overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft, going in the first-round. He was chosen by the Washington Redskins.
In 2005, he did not play, but the next season, Campbell saw action in seven games. The 6’5 and 230 pounds athlete threw for 1,297 yards, earning a rating of 76.5. During that time, he threw 10 touchdowns and six interceptions. He completed 53.1-percent of his throws that year. The next season, the QB played in 13 games, completing 60.0-percent of his passes for 2,700 yards and 12 TDs. His rating was 77.6. He threw 11 interceptions that year.
The question concerning Campbell, who in 2006 replaced Washington starter and veteran QB Mark Brunell, is can he show enough improvement in 2008 to keep Todd Collins or even Colt Brennan on the bench? Campbell, who stands six-foot-five and weighs 230 pounds, possesses athleticism and has developed good mechanics and a solid understanding of the game. Look for him to continue to work on his quick release and, as he did last season, improve his accuracy. His decision-making has been suspect. Last season he threw 11 picks to 12 touchdowns. Forcing the play and the pass has been his biggest problem. If he can be more disciplined and keep his team in the game, it’s likely he’ll become a fine starting quarterback.
Campbell got traded to the team of the Oakland Raiders on 24rth April, 2004 for the fourth round in the 2012 NFL Draft. The same day, he received a one year contract extension through the 2011 season.