It shouldn't come as any surprise that the Washington Redskins were looking to dish Jason Campbell after their trade to acquire star quarterback Donovan McNabb. Also, given their rumored interest in Ben Roethlisberger, it shouldn't come as any surprise that the Raiders were looking to upgrade over the bust-and-a-half JaMarcus Russell.
According to an AP source, the trade has been completed, but it is not yet
known what Oakland, who has already traded away Kirk Morrison, has given up for the former Washington Redskin.
UPDATE: According to ESPN.com's Bill Williamson, it's a 2012 fourth round pick.
Campbell, 28, has been the starting quarterback for the Redskins for three seasons now, until the team just recently acquired former Philadelphia star Donovan McNabb.
In 2009 Campbell had his best season yet, compiling a 64.5 Completion %, 3,618 yards, 20 Touchdowns, 15 Interceptions, and an average of 226 passing yards per game; all career highs. Behind a mediocre offensive line, Campbell was also sacked 43 times.
Flipped to Oakland in one of many trades swung on the third day of this NFL Draft, Campbell will presumably become Oakland's starter, with Bruce Gradkowski injured and JaMarcus Russell being a terribly ineffective player in his short time with Oakland.
Campbell will have more weapons than he had at his disposal in Washington, including Tight End Zach Miller and a speedy group of Wide Receivers such as Louis Murphy, Johnnie Lee Higgins, and Darrius Heyward-Bey. However, even with new and athletic offensive tackles Bruce Campbell and Jared Veldheer, Campbell will probably still take a pounding in 2010 behind an offensive line every bit as weak as Washington's.