If teams are interested in Jason Campbell, they’re not showing it

The Redskins re-signed restricted free agent quarterback Jason Campbell to a one-year, $3.14 million contract on Monday, but if both parties are still hoping to part ways via a trade, other teams will have to show interest.

Campbell is still relatively young at 28 and is coming off a career-year in which he threw 20 touchdown passes, racked up 3,618 yards and compiled a completion rate of 64.5. Those numbers should be good enough for Campbell to garner interest from other teams, but if anyone is interested they’re playing their cards close to their vest.

The Bills, Raiders, Jaguars and Panthers are four teams that have a need at quarterback and Campbell could be a fit for any one of those squads. That said, Oakland (No. 8 overall) and Buffalo (No. 9 overall) are in position to possibly select Notre Dame signal caller Jimmy Clausen in the first round of this month’s draft, so they may choose to sit tight instead of opening a dialogue with Washington about Campbell. Jacksonville picks 10th, so they too could have an opportunity to select Clausen if he gets past the Raiders and Bills.

Campbell may have to wait until the draft before his fate is determined. And even then, he may have to wait until teams get desperate about their quarterback situation this summer before he’s moved. (If he’s moved.)

Of course, Campbell might not be going anywhere. Donovan McNabb’s contract expires at the end of the 2010 season and while the Redskins are hoping to sign him into an extension soon, there’s no guarantee that they’ll be able to lock him up long-term. If talks between the Skins and McNabb go south, maybe the team will hang onto Campbell as an insurance policy in case McNabb bolts at the end of the season.


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