There has been a lot of talk this offseason about getting another quarterback. First Jay Cutler, then Mark Sanchez, then everyone at ESPN seems to think we are going to go after Vick, even though Cerrato has said no. Many people believe Todd Collins is a better choice, and of course there is Colt Brennan's cult following that wants him to start. There are even a few people who believe Chase Daniel may turn out like Colt. But has everyone forgotten the good of Jason Campbell? He lead Auburn to an undefeated season, he is a proven winner. I think there are a couple good points that everyone forgets, why we all should love Jason Campbell.
One: The PHYSICAL Adjustment to a New System. Jason Campbell is known for being faster then average, and having a very strong arm. He is not inaccurate, but he is not known as an accurate quarterback. His decision making is normally smart, but still makes a number of mistakes. Sure, he may now know the West Coast system, but his athletic talent is not built for the West Coast system, and he has to adjust his body to it too. Take Matt Hasselbeck as a typical West Coast quarterback. Doesn't have a super strong arm, very accurate, almost never scrambles, does not make many mistakes. The West Coast system is a big adjustment for Campbell, if we give him the time to adjust, he may just bring some of his impressive Auburn seasons to Washington.
Two: The 2010 Quarterback Battle (Without Campbell). The 2010 quarterback battle could be horrible mystery that leaves all Redskin fans wondering what is going on. At first glance, it would Colt Brennan versus Todd Collins, which would be okay, but that is unlikely. If Chase Daniel made the team, there would only be 3 quarterbacks on the roster, and very little experience. I am unaware of what 2010's free agency brings, quarterback wise, but I know Micheal Vick might be looked at. If he gets signed this year, it will probably be a one year contract. The Redskins might look for a veteran talent, and Micheal Vick could get picked up. The draft would also add to the chaotic quarterback battle. A guy like Sam Bradford would probably get drafted too early, so a person like Tim Tebow, who I could easily imagine Snyder falling in love with, would probably get picked. Now, a quarterback battle involving Colt Brennan, Todd Collins, Micheal Vick, Tim Tebow, and Chase Daniel is unlikely, but remember, this is the Redskins. If Snyder wants to find the best quarterback he can get, he'll bring every quarterback he can get into camp.
Maybe this hasn't convinced you, but I definitely trust Campbell over any other quarterback that we could get right now. He has not proved himself as a winning NFL quarterback, but those first 8 games last year he played mistake free football. He may not have won any games by throwing 4 touchdown passes, or 400 yards passing, but he didn't lose games. Look to see him play more mistake free football this year, but add some more touchdowns, and not an end season collapse. I see consitancy this year, he may throw some picks, but I doubt to see a lot, and I bet he'll average at least 2 touchdowns a game, and less then 1 interception a game.
So, do you agree with me that Campbell should be our QB of the Future? Or do you believe the Redskins need to pick someone else?
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