Seven days have now passed since Donovan McNabb became a Washington Redskin and Jason Campbell became a backup quarterback.
But with just 10 days left until the 2010 NFL Draft begins, there is still plenty of time for Campbell to potentially procure a starting job.
Mike Shanahan met with Campbell last Monday afternoon to discuss his future, and it’s no secret that with the former first-round pick in the final year of his contract, he's likely on the trading block.
The National Football Post has speculated that it would take in the neighborhood of a fourth-rounder to get the job done, and with the Redskins losing their third-round pick (thanks to their selection of Jeremy Jarmon in the 2009 Supplemental Draft), their desire to get a deal done could be intensified in the next 10-12 days.
Campbell still has plenty of upside—his completion percentage, yardage and touchdown totals, and QB rating have gone up every year since he took over as the full-time starter in 2007—and had an impressive 3,618 yards and 20 touchdowns in a dismal 4-12 campaign last year.
Last week, my esteemed FC colleague Daniel Wolf lent his thoughts to the Campbell debate by speculating on seven teams who may want to acquire him (you can read that piece here).
This week, I’m going to take a different approach and give you five that could be dark horse candidates to acquire the 28-year-old signal caller between now and April 24.
They may not be sexy and they may not be obvious, but they have the means and enough of a need to take a chance on Jason Campbell.