According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Chicago Bears have signed quarterback Jason Campbell to a one-year deal.
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.
QB Jason Campbell
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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. He's still good enough to be a starter in this league.
For the Bears, this is a great addition. Campbell is a good quarterback with experience under center. If Jay Cutler goes down with injury next year, Campbell will be able to carry the offense. One can argue, had the club had him on the roster last season, they would have played more than 16 games.
Campbell is a savvy veteran that provides Chicago the type of insurance it needs at the most crucial position in the game.
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