Jason Campbell didn’t exactly come across as relieved or overjoyed to discover that he’s maintained his job as the starting quarterback for the Washington Redskins, for another week at least.
Jim Zorn announced on his radio show that Campbell would be the starter Monday night at FedEx Field against the Philadelphia Eagles when the head coach Zorn will be relaying in from the sideline the play calls that are coming from the extra set of eyes, consultant Sherm Lewis, in the coaches’ box.
It was news to Campbell when he was reached by Jason Reid of the Washington Post.
“I haven’t been told that yet,” Campbell told Reid. “I haven’t talked to him about that, I don’t know what to say about that, but I’m just going to get myself ready whether it’s me or (Todd Collins).”
Campbell got the yank as Zorn went to the bullpen for the veteran Collins in the second half of a miserable loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. Had Collins done anything, surely he would have wrestled the job away from Campbell, who can’t manage to complete much of anything downfield. He was 9-of-16 passing in the first half vs. the Chiefs for 89 yards. That’s less than 10 yards per completion. Top quarterbacks average more than eight yards per attempt.
“Right now, all I’m trying to do is just do whatever I can to help my team win,” Campbell said. “It’s really not about one person, it’s about all of us. We all have to do our part to be successful, and I’m always going to try to do that.”
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