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Jason Campbell’s star rises, sort of

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With Matt Moore staying in Miami, the crop of free-agent quarterbacks quickly got crappy.

Er.

Advantage Jason Campbell.  The former Redskins and Raiders starter who backed up Jay Cutler in 2012 with the Bears is expected to generate increased interest, thanks to a bad market.

Hurting Campbell is the fact that, when he played last year for Cutler, Campbell didn’t play very well.  But his body of work will get him a chance to continue his career as a backup, with a chance to play if the starter is either hurt or horrible.

With the Vikings hoping to find a new backup quarterback quickly, Campbell could be a possibility.

Insert “but they already have a backup named Chrisian Ponder” crack here.

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29 Responses to “Jason Campbell’s star rises, sort of”
  1. logicalvoicesays says: Mar 8, 2013 3:59 PM

    This guy is a joke. To think I wasted years in my life hoping this guy would stop throwing Checkdowns and become something more than mediocre. What RGIII did this past year trump’s Campbell’s entire career.

  2. bucrightoff says: Mar 8, 2013 4:00 PM

    Wow, Florio beats us all to the punch with the Ponder joke. Well player sir.

  3. kaeperdicking says: Mar 8, 2013 4:03 PM

    I can’t believe the Skins burnt years on this guy; he’s horrible. And I thought it was them not him…

  4. blackandbluedivision says: Mar 8, 2013 4:03 PM

    did you watch the 49ers game? They tee’d off on him. Yea, that O-line was bad. But, he still stood there and took it. Didn’t get rid of the ball. Didn’t move it either.

  5. 808raiderinparadise says: Mar 8, 2013 4:03 PM

    What do you call when Tebow has a thought? ….

    A Chrsitian Ponder

  6. blackngold4life says: Mar 8, 2013 4:04 PM

    He would fit Haley’s Offense perfectly..and we all know Big Ben will always miss a game or 3

  7. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 8, 2013 4:04 PM

    Ponder gets so little respect around here they can’t even spell his Chrisian name right.

  8. Ponder This says: Mar 8, 2013 4:06 PM

    Funny stuff.

  9. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 8, 2013 4:14 PM

    If the Vikes bring in a vet, Samantha will be interviewing her favorite sideline coat-holder.

  10. EJ says: Mar 8, 2013 4:15 PM

    Campbell will have a good chance of getting on the field if he backs up Ponder. The Vikings just might be the best spot for him.

  11. calibear831 says: Mar 8, 2013 4:17 PM

    Did everyone forget his run in Oakland? ?! He was doing good until he got injured

  12. blackandbluedivision says: Mar 8, 2013 4:18 PM

    808raiderinparadise says:
    Mar 8, 2013 4:03 PM
    What do you call when Tebow has a thought? ….

    A Chrsitian Ponder
    ___________________________________

    That was funny back when Florida played Florida State.

  13. larryboodry says: Mar 8, 2013 4:37 PM

    As a Bears fan, the idea of Jason Campbell with the Vikings makes me very happy.

  14. dalucks says: Mar 8, 2013 4:44 PM

    Most Texans fans wish the Texans would not have extended Matt Schaub’s contract last summer so he could hit the free agent market. Under the non-exclusive franchise tag with the need for a quarterback in Arizona, Buffalo, Cleveland, Tampa Bay and Kansas City before the Alex Smith trade means one of these teams would have traded for Matt Schaub.
    I guess Rick Smith needs two more years to find out what I already know, you will go further without Matt Schaub than you will with him as your starting quarterback.

  15. coltzfan166 says: Mar 8, 2013 4:51 PM

    The man played well in Oakland. That’s saying something.

  16. vik3z says: Mar 8, 2013 4:55 PM

    hey gossip girl, was it necessary to take a shot at Ponder like that?… you could try spelling his name right at least. you dont know anything about football, leave the opinion out of your reporting

  17. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 8, 2013 4:55 PM

    Just when you think he is finally done and gone, there he is again…..Jason!

  18. raiderapologist says: Mar 8, 2013 4:57 PM

    calibear831 says: Mar 8, 2013 4:17 PM

    Did everyone forget his run in Oakland? ?! He was doing good until he got injured
    ————-
    He had his moments, but he really struggled throwing deep, and he made some incredible mental errors. I hate to bash him, because he carried himself well, but he’s just not a guy that will win games with his arm or his head.

  19. 4ever85 (aka Butch DeadLift) says: Mar 8, 2013 5:28 PM

    did you watch the 49ers game? They tee’d off on him. Yea, that O-line was bad. But, he still stood there and took it. Didn’t get rid of the ball. Didn’t move it either
    —————
    He also got hurt in 4 quarters.

    Meanwhile, Cutler is somehow still alive after 4 years of that and has managed a winning record.

    That’s for all you “Quitler” haters.

  20. JSpicoli says: Mar 8, 2013 5:48 PM

    He played well in OAK because he checked down like a mofo and had DMC leading the league in rushing until they both went down with season ending injuries.

  21. autumnwind999 says: Mar 8, 2013 5:56 PM

    Year 1 in Oakland Campbell was awful. Gradkowski was clearly better but kept getting hurt.

    Year 2 he played much better those first 6 games. I credit Hue Jackson for coaching him up and getting the most out of him. He was even throwing the occasional non-checkdown pass from time to time.

  22. filthymcnasty1 says: Mar 8, 2013 6:11 PM

    Ponder had 6 games last season where he threw for less than 132 yards. McNabb only had one game where he threw for less than 132 yards.

    Perhaps the Vikings should consider just bringing in the best available QB talent they can find, and quit worrying about how it will affect Ponder’s self esteem.

  23. qdog112 says: Mar 8, 2013 6:15 PM

    Locker, Ponder, Tannehill, Kolb, Sanchez, Gabbert all have homes and Canmpbell can’t play? Some of you really know talent when you see it

  24. mnwildfan15 says: Mar 8, 2013 6:25 PM

    I’d rather have Brad Johnson, Todd Bouwman, or Jeff George as a back up than Campbell. Hell even Dante “can only read a double coverage defense” Culpepper would be better.

  25. nomoreseasontix says: Mar 8, 2013 7:21 PM

    Campbell just isn’t very good. I saw most of his games for the Raiders and the best I can say about him is that he probably won’t lose you many games. But, he’s not gonna win you many either.
    He only sees half the field in any given play, has absolutely no sideline or deep ball, and doesn’t seem to be able to anticipate an open receiver.
    Check down to the running back or tight end is his specialty.
    Will always be a backup. And judging by last year, not a great one.

  26. vtdcfan says: Mar 8, 2013 11:45 PM

    Won’t win u a game, and usually won’t lose u one… Backup is where he belongs… Check downs and hand offs are all u can expect

  27. joetoronto says: Mar 9, 2013 4:42 AM

    He’s average at best. If that’s what you’re looking for, he’s your man.

  28. jwcarlson says: Mar 9, 2013 10:59 AM

    I think the biggest problem was that when Campbell took the field the rest of the Bears team didn’t realize their QBs could throw to anyone except Brandon Marshall.

  29. larryboodry says: Mar 9, 2013 12:21 PM

    @jwcarlson:

    By ‘anyone except Brandon Marshall,’ you mean guys like Kellen Davis and Devin Hester, right?

    As for Captain Checkdown, he doesn’t ever throw downfield, so Marshall was not an option for him.

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