The Washington Redskins have traded quarterback Jason Campbell to the Oakland Raiders.
It’s been expected that Campbell would be traded since the Redskins acquired Donovan McNabb, and trade talk between the Redskins and Raiders heated up today. Rick Maese of the Washington Post was the first to report that the trade is complete.
“I talked to [Raiders owner] Al Davis, and he said he wants me there,” Campbell told Jason Reid of the Washington Post. “That means a lot to me. I’m ready to get to work.”
UPDATE: Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Raiders sent a 2012 fourth-round pick to the Redskins to acquire Campbell.
Campbell, who signed his tender as a restricted free agent with the Redskins, is believed to have agreed to a new deal with the Raiders that will pay him $3.14 million in salary and a $100,000 workout bonus this year, and $4.5 million in 2011.
In Oakland, Campbell has to be considered the favorite to win the starting job over JaMarcus Russell, Kyle Boller, Bruce Gradkowski and Charlie Frye, at least two of whom will be gone before the season starts.