Jason Campbell is facing another challenge at quarterback. He leaves the Washington Redskins, moves across the country, joins another team in a different conference and it’s still the same story.
The Oakland Raiders took former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor in the supplemental draft Monday, guaranteeing that the move would be perceived as a threat to Campbell’s job security. And, just as he was so often in Washington, he was asked about the situation.
“It’s just something that I deal with,” Campbell said, returning to practice after leaving Saturday’s game after being kneed in the head. “It’s business.You don’t know what we’re going to do with him yet. He’s definitely a big, fast guy. There are different things we can do with him. He’s a teammate now. We welcome him.”
He isn’t a teammate just yet. And there’s no guarantee that, when he is, he’ll be at quarterback. His skills may not convert from the college game to the pros.
“People forget, I’m a young guy, too,” Campbell, 29, said. “So I’m trying to go out and get things right for this team and be the future of this team.”