In the end, neither Jay Cutler nor Mark Sanchez joined the team.
And so the job remains in the hands of Jason Campbell.
One former Redskins quarterback doesn’t think that’s a bad thing.
Joe Theismann thinks that Campbell is headed for the Pro Bowl. The man we used to call “Joey Sunshine” (when he was, you know, relevant) threw some of his positivity toward Campbell during a Wednesday night spot on Sirius NFL Radio’s Late Hits with Brian McGovern and Carl Banks.
“I think the one thing that I see more than anything is there’s going to be some be consistency around him,” Theismann said. “He’s finally in a system where he actually gets to practice the same things that he practiced last year and he gets to grow from them. And as a quarterback or as anybody studying film, when you look at yourself on film, you know why you made certain decisions. In Jason’s case, seven of the last nine years, or eight years, both college and professionally, when he looks at film, it doesn’t apply to the coming year because it’s all different, so he’s never really growing during the season. He will in this particular year. I watched him in spring ball, in the OTAs and the minicamps [and he's] much more confident, much more comfortable.
“Last year, Jim Zorn rebuilt his throwing style. He’s got great size, he’s got a great arm, he’s got a terrific work ethic. I think that this young man — and he’s in the last year of a contract, so there’s super motivation there — but I think he’s going to have a football team around him that will be a much better football team than it was a year ago.”
Actually, we agree. The Redskins comfortably are flying under radar, and they could put together a surprising season.
Indeed, if they find a way to upset the Giants on the road in Week One, the ‘Skins could reel off four straight wins, since they play the Rams, Lions, and Bucs to finish the first fourth of the season.