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Bears spend $3.5 million on Jason Campbell

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Former Redskins and Raiders quarterback Jason Campbell had hoped to be a starter in 2012.  But the jobs aren’t open.

And so he accepted a No. 2 spot with the Bears, where as quarterbacks go he’ll be an affordable understudy.

Per a source with knowledge of the contract, Campbell’s deal has a base value of $3.5 million.  Specifically, he’ll receive a $2 million signing bonus, a base salary of $1.4 million, and a $100,000 workout bonus.

Campbell can also earn another $1 million in playing-time incentives.

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8 Responses to “Bears spend $3.5 million on Jason Campbell”
  1. dealer009 says: Mar 14, 2012 1:27 PM

    I wished he stayed with the Raiders.

  2. InFact says: Mar 14, 2012 1:30 PM

    $3.5 million for a backup QB? Is this figure below or above the NFL’s average for the #2?

  3. nyyjetsknicks says: Mar 14, 2012 1:45 PM

    InFact says:
    Mar 14, 2012 1:30 PM
    $3.5 million for a backup QB? Is this figure below or above the NFL’s average for the #2?


    I’ve read reports that Heene wants or will get $4 million for being a back up.

  4. brientomas says: Mar 14, 2012 1:50 PM

    I thought he thought he was a starter in this league, he said it not long ago. Oh well, I guess we all know where Jason really stands. Signs as a backup on the very first day of Free agency.

  5. mullman7675 says: Mar 14, 2012 2:02 PM

    Should have stayed in Oakland, not sure if they offered a contract to begin with though.

  6. illiniftw says: Mar 14, 2012 2:59 PM

    Why would he want to stay in Oakland when they replaced him as soon as he got hurt? If they really felt he was their starter they would have used their backup QB the rest of the year and sucked as bad as the Bears and Hanie

  7. whitecastleisafoodgroup says: Mar 14, 2012 4:57 PM

    We just paid $3.5 M for this guy and I can’t tell which way the ball is going based on where he’s looking.

    Oh well. Better than Hanie.

  8. silvernblak says: Mar 15, 2012 5:10 PM

    Why in the hell go there as a back up when you could have played back up with the Raiders? Money or rings???? Makes no sense….it will be a quick contract since the Plum is a permanent fixture in Chicago now!

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