Is Jason Campbell on the move?
Are the ‘Skins putting Jason Campbell on the trading block?
According to a report from The Washington Post, there is word about a deal that would send Campbell to Buffalo for safety Donte Whitner and a draft pick.
I have been supportive of Campbell staying in Washington for at least the 2010 season due to the fact that he does have the talent to succeed in a Mike Shanahan offense — one that is full of movement passes (boot, swap boot, play action).
The ‘Skins could be targeting a QB at No. 4, and the NFP’s Wes Bunting still links them to Notre Dame’s Jimmy Clausen in his latest Mock Draft.
But, Campbell could be an attractive option for the Bills — a team that has been linked to every veteran quarterback from Donovan McNabb to Michael Vick, along with the top quarterback prospects of this year’s draft: Sam Bradford and Clausen.
However, what kind of value will Campbell have in terms of a draft pick? At best a third, maybe a fourth?
Whitner — if this deal were to actually play out — could be nothing more than a throw-in for the deal. The former first-round pick in Buffalo hasn’t translated in terms of becoming a playmaker in the secondary. He is skilled in the run game and does have the toughness and ability to tackle in the box, but then again, so do the majority of strong safeties at this level. Not an overly attractive option at this point. The ‘Skins already have strong safeties that can do that exact thing in their own defense.
But if this deal is just talk — which usually happens in Indy this time of the year — could the Bills be looking to unload some of their players under Chan Gailey? It isn’t surprising to see this kind of roster turnover, and with the Bills transitioning from a 4-3 front to a 3-4 defense, there will be plenty of changes coming.
The talk is starting, and this is just one example of the type of talk, rumor and speculation that will come out of the combine and grow legs all the way until draft day. Both of these franchises have major decisions to make at the quarterback position, and when that is the case, nothing is off limits and any deal talked about leads to possibilities.
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