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.

Topics: Donovan McNabb, Jason Campbell

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  • http://www.noct.org Nocturnal

    Very interesting. I feel that they will cut Bartel and CB and POSSIBLY draft a QB in the upcoming draft which would leave them with DM, JC and the drafted QB. That’s my honest feeling on this entire situation. I just hope someone who feels like taking a chance picks up CB!

    • slenzi

      How about McNabb, Grossman, and CB with no QB draft until the late rounds? We gotta plan on McNabb missing several starts, so who can you trust with the football while he is out? Also, with McNabb coming in, that says they want to throw the ball a little more. CB and Grossman can both sling it around.

  • http://www.noct.org Nocturnal

    If that happens, I would be stoked. I’m a CB fan being from Hawaii myself. I really like the guy and know he is a prospect and can do well in the NFL. If that happens, I would be stoked.

    • slenzi

      Reading the new coach is hard. We may have to wait and see, but at least the owner has promised he would not meddle in affairs that are clearly the purview of the coach. McNabb could go Hall of Fame, when Rex is good he is very good, but when he is bad, he is very bad. CB will be expendable if they spend a top draft pick on a QB, which seems pointless after getting McNabb. If we see McNabb get at 3 year deal from the Skins, then I doubt we will see another QB drafted high. CB should be able to fend off any 6 or 7th round picks.

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