Jackson needs to put Jason Campbell on injured reserve—shutting him down for the season. Once put on injured reserve, they need to not allow Campbell on the property of the Raiders facility henceforth.
That's the only way that Jackson can move forward with Palmer without Campbell splitting the locker room. Campbell has already been on CSN telling a reporter, " I'm a starter in this league, definitely."
Campbell went further, sounding like a boxer that was knocked down three times, didn't knock his opponent down, and still believes he won the fight. He said, "I look around the league and I play at a higher level than most guys. I'm definitely a starter. I'm not ready to accept being in a backup role."
Campbell is No. 23 in passing yards, No. 15 in quarterback rating and No. 25 in touchdown passes. Saying you should still start for the Raiders is one thing, but "I play at a higher than most guys" is another.
You're basically saying you're a great quarterback while your stats say you're the epitome of average. I guess that's what happens when the team you're on wins a few games with you at quarterback.
Let's be real Raiders fans, having Campbell stay would be nothing but a distraction at this point. When the collarbone heals, there will be atrophy so he won't have the same zip on the ball right away.
By the time he comes back, Terrelle Pryor will be ready to back Palmer up anyway.