The Raiders have wasted no time letting Jason Campbell how they feel about him.
They quickly extended his contract through 2011, and Campbell spoke to Al Davis after the trade was completed. Campbell believes his new role on the team is clear.
“I feel like I’m going there to be the starter,” Campbell told Rich Eisen on NFL Network.
We’re not surprised. The contract, not to mention Campbell’s talent and production, makes him the heavy favorite to start. We also wouldn’t be surprised if Tom Cable says there will be a quarterback competition, even if it’s tilted towards Campbell.
The only question now is how long JaMarcus Russell stays on the roster. The Raiders are expected to ask JaMarcus Russell to take a pay cut, according to NFL Network’s Mike Lombardi. Russell is on record saying he wouldn’t take a pay cut.
Just three years after getting taken first overall in the 2007 draft, JaMarcus Russell could be on the verge of getting released.