Jason Campbell joins the Bengals

AP

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.