With McNabb In, What Happens To #17?

With the latest news of Donovan McNabb being traded to the Redskins from the Eagles, the entire NFC East has been shaken up.  Who saw this coming?  Last night I came across some information from Fox’s Jay Glazer stating that the Redskins made an inquiry about Donovan McNabb.  I was baited and I didn’t bite.  I am still in shock trying to digest what is going on, I won’t even begin to discuss the possibilities of the offense next season.  As a matter of fact, I may just wait for the press conference. With that said what becomes of Jason Campbell?

I have always been in Jason Campbell’s corner. I think he has been as professional as anyone could be in considering the situation he was put in.  Just like everyone else, he probably bought in on the ringing endorsements that Mike Shanahan sang of during his introductory press conference.  However, on Easter night, he learned that a fellow division quarterback is coming to town, and that most likely means he is out of a starting job- at the least! Right now the Redskins have Jason Campbell, Colt Brennan, Richard Bartel, Rex Grossman, and now Donovan McNabb.  Who is gone? My guess, Jason Campbell.

Why let go of Jason Campbell?

I personally believe that this is a STATEMENT MOVE.  Why a statement? Mike Shanahna and co. came in and my initial thought was whether this new staff was willing to suck for a few years.  This says that this new staff wants to win as soon as possible.  McNabb is the kind of quarterback who lead a team in battle and have the trust of his coach.  Jason Campbell has not been that kind of guy to this point. Unless Campbell is willing to be the backup guy, which I doubt, then he must be cut loose.  I feel with all Campbell has gone through, it would only be fair to allow him to find a new place to work.

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