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.