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Jason Campbell to Carolina?

Could the Panthers be in the market to trade for Jason Campbell?

With the recent addition* of Donovan McNabb in a trade that shook the very foundation of the NFL world yesterday, the Redskins suddenly don’t need Campbell anymore.

Panthers beat writer Darin Gantt thinks Campbell would be a good fit in Carolina:

And Campbell might just be the perfect addition to a thin depth chart here. The Panthers, while expressing the utmost confidence in Matt Moore, sincerely want to find someone to push him, someone who could take over if his December mop-up excellence fades in the heat of September. Campbell might be just that guy.

I actually think that Gantt might have a point here. I mean, Moore should do fine this season, but do we really know that he’s the guy to lead the Panthers for the next 5-10 years? I hope so and believe so, but the truth is: it can’t hurt to bring in a guy to push Moore to the next level. With Campbell in training camp competing for the starting job, Moore should have the drive necessary to put forth his best effort in the preseason, instead of taking a lax approach during camp knowing he already has the job in the bag.**

And, it’s not like Campbell is a bad quarterback. As Gantt says in his blog:

The former first-rounder never had much help in Washington, in terms of offensive weapons or a consistent philosophy. Here, there’s more of both. Surrounded by a top-five in the league line, and with the option to hand to a pair of top-10 backs, there are many scouts who think Campbell would flourish here.

I don’t know if the Panthers will make a move on Campbell or not, as there are about 4 or 5 other teams in the league who would probably pay more for his services than we have to offer (assuming the Skins don’t just outright release him, which would be dumb – certainly someone like Buffalo, Jacksonville, or Oakland would give up a pick or two for him). But, I would be open to bringing in Campbell and giving him a shot to compete with Moore.

It might just be the best thing that has ever happened to Moore, and it would give us two good options going forward after 2010.

* – By addition, I mean: bending the Eagles over and totally screwing them out of their All-Pro QB (and best QB they’ve ever had) for a pair of shoelaces and a candy bar.

** – I don’t think he will have a lax attitude, but you never know.

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  1. 7 April 2010 at 4:05 PM

    That wouldn’t be such a bad thing.

    • bwsmith25
      7 April 2010 at 4:06 PM

      I agree. I like Campbell and I think he would be a good insurance policy if Matt Moore isn’t any good over a 16 game schedule.

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