Bears interested in Campbell
QB Jason Campbell (Kirby Lee/USP)
QB Jason Campbell (Kirby Lee/USP)
Bear Report Publisher
Posted Mar 13, 2012


It’s being reported that the Chicago Bears are working on a deal with veteran quarterback Jason Campbell. Apparently, the club learned from the failed Caleb Hanie experiment.

According to Michael Lombardi of the NFL Network, the Chicago Bears are currently working on a deal with QB Jason Campbell.

Lombardi’s tweet:

“Expect QB Jason Campbell to visit the Bears soon--they are working on a deal.”


QB Jason Campbell
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Campbell is a seven-year veteran. He spent his first four NFL seasons in Washington and the past two in Oakland. He has started 70 games in his career, completing 60.8 percent of his passes, and throwing for 74 TDs and 50 INTs. He has a career passer rating of 82.8.

Campbell was the starter for the Raiders last year but was lost after six games due to a broken collarbone. When Oakland traded for Carson Palmer shortly thereafter, it made Campbell expendable.

This is an interesting move on Campbell’s part, as he likely could have found an opportunity to challenge for a starting position elsewhere.

For the Bears, this would be a great addition. Campbell is a good quarterback with experience as a starter. If Jay Cutler goes down with injury next year, Campbell will be able to carry the offense, and won’t send them team into a downward spiral a la Caleb Hanie last season.

He’s a savvy veteran that provides Chicago the type of insurance it needs at the most crucial position in the game.

No official word from the team has been made.

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Jeremy Stoltz is Publisher of Bear Report magazine and BearReport.com and a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. To read him every day, visit BearReport.com and become a Chicago Bears insider.


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