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Jason Campbell joins the Bengals

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Veteran quarterback Jason Campbell won’t be leaving the state of Ohio for his next NFL gig.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports, and PFT has confirmed, that Campbell has agreed to terms with the Bengals.  It’s a one-year deal.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the decision came down to Campbell and Ryan Fitzpatrick, who once was a backup in Cincinnati to Carson Palmer.  In 2008, Fitzpatrick started 12 games while Palmer was hurt.

Campbell will provide a veteran presence on the Bengals in a clear backup role, without Campbell threatening to take Andy Dalton’s job.  And it will give Andy Dalton the support he needs as he tries to find a way not to just get to the playoffs but to win a playoff game.

A first-round pick in 2005, Campbell has played for the Redskins, Raiders, Bears, and Browns.

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21 Responses to “Jason Campbell joins the Bengals”
  1. goraidersgospurs says: Mar 19, 2014 9:27 PM

    Makes no sense, soo hue traded a first round pick for Palmer , when Campbell went down leaving jason done when he did come back now J.C is back with Hue, WEIRD!!!

  2. NoobTubeTV says: Mar 19, 2014 9:28 PM

    …at least he isn’t Weeden…(?)

  3. coltzfan166 says: Mar 19, 2014 9:29 PM

    Called it! Jason ran Hugh’s system very well in Oakland.

  4. ggallin4evr says: Mar 19, 2014 9:36 PM

    A quality backup with flashes of talent. Good for him.

  5. stoneydog1000 says: Mar 19, 2014 9:37 PM

    yeah!!!

  6. bengalsfan20 says: Mar 19, 2014 9:38 PM

    Not bad, I actually like the deal because it gives us a veteran that actually has played before and not Josh Johnson who has barely done anything. Campbell played in Hue Jackson’s system for a little while also so maybe he can help Andy out a little.

  7. bengalguy says: Mar 19, 2014 9:41 PM

    Great Pick-up by the Bengals! Veteran Back-up that can give Dalton an extra set of eyes & perspective to help our Pro-Bowl QB

  8. jdphx says: Mar 19, 2014 9:43 PM

    Good signing…

  9. torpedo8 says: Mar 19, 2014 9:44 PM

    God bless him, he wasn’t as bad as Weeden (but who was?).

    That said, you’d be hard pressed to find a Browns fan who wouldn’t take the Hawkins for Campbell swap in a heartbeat.

  10. 92nick182govikings says: Mar 19, 2014 9:44 PM

    Sure did choose a pretty good backup perhaps they dont trust dalton anymore…

  11. stunzeed5 says: Mar 19, 2014 10:05 PM

    Still got a soft spot for JC….#HTTR

  12. uscoach says: Mar 19, 2014 10:15 PM

    Wasn’t he on the Bengals last year?

  13. whodey420 says: Mar 19, 2014 10:17 PM

    Not a bad pick up. Since he was cut, I don’t think it will affect potential “comp” picks for next year. Bengals could be looking at a 3rd and 4th round comp picks for losing Michael Johnson and Anthony Collins to the Bucs.

    Bengals needed a veteran QB to back up Dalton.
    Plus, he has experience in the offense Hue Jackson is going to be running in Cincy. Better than Josh
    Johnson anyways.

  14. getyourownname says: Mar 19, 2014 10:22 PM

    As backups go, pretty solid.

  15. ajgreenhof says: Mar 19, 2014 10:54 PM

    Exactly who I wanted. He played his best football under Hue Jackson.

  16. vicnocal says: Mar 19, 2014 11:35 PM

    He’ll probably end up taking that bum Dalton’s job.

  17. irootforthecardinals says: Mar 19, 2014 11:52 PM

    Nice pickup. He won’t know the play book, but he will know some of the tendencies of the browns’ players (i.e. Josh Gordon).

  18. r8rrick says: Mar 20, 2014 12:18 AM

    Best of luck to Campbell.

  19. shotgunchipmunk says: Mar 20, 2014 9:51 AM

    Good pickup for the backup QB spot.

  20. shoesfinest says: Mar 20, 2014 6:28 PM

    Wooooo Friggin Hoooo engrave the Lombardi! NOT!

  21. crownofthehelmet says: Mar 21, 2014 11:18 AM

    Instantly becomes their most talented QB.

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