TV20 Sports Report
By: Christian Patterson
The Cleveland Browns heat up their quarterback situation by signing Jason Campbell to a two-year contract. Campbell was a 1st round draft pick in 2005 to the Washington Redskins. Since then Campbell has played for two other NFL teams including the Oakland Raiders and the Chicago Bears.
Signing Campbell will bring veteran presence and leadership to an organization that is in a rebuilding process. The Browns took quarterback Brandon Weeden in the first round of last years draft to compete to be the new starter for the organization. Well after an up and down rookie season the Browns aren’t quite sure if Weeden is the true answer for the starting job, so they decided to bring in a veteran to compete with Weeden for the starting job in this new offense under coach Rob Chudzinski. Coach Chudzinski feels that Campbell will be able to transition into this offense well because he played in a similar offense in Oakland.
Campbell had his best season in 2009 while playing for the Oakland Raiders. He played 16 games that season and completed 327 passes while attempting 507. He threw for 3,618 yards and 20 touchdowns with a quarterback rating of 86.4. Over his entire career he started 77 games and threw for 76 touchdowns.
Campbell is a quarterback with a great set of physical skills and he also has the ability to get out of the pocket if necessary and run. I’m excited to see that the Browns are not just sitting back this off-season and letting everyone else get better. The Browns are actually making moves and signing talent to drastically improve our roster before the next season starts. This signing of Campbell creates a healthy competition for two athletes to battle for a starting position. Let the best man win!