Breaking News: Jason Campbell Possibly a Viking?

Michael TreeceCorrespondent IApril 23, 2009

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 21:  Quarterback Jason Campbell #17 of the Washington Redskins in action against the Philadelphia Eagles during the game on December 21, 2008 at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

With the draft just two days away, we are bound to start hearing some crazy stuff.

Enter Jason Campbell. According to Pro Football Talk, if the Seahawks do not select Matt Sanchez, there is a strong possibility that the Redskins (who are for some reason in love with Sanchez) may trade up to get him at pick No. 5!

This would put two franchise quarterbacks on the Redskins' roster. Again, I have no clue why Washington loves Sanchez sooo much, but that is the rumor. According to PFT, the Redskins would then look to trade Campbell to one of three teams: the Vikings, the Buccaneers, or the Jets.

Another possibility is nearly the same, just a few picks later. According to the same source, the Jaguars could trade out of the No. 8 spot to either the Redskins or the Jets. Apparently there is what seems to be a two-way race to the top between the Jets and the Redskins.

If this situation were to play out, and the Vikings wound up with Campbell, I have no idea what they would give up to get him. It is safe to say the Vikings would at least lose one of their top two picks, and maybe a player or a late round pick.

Campbell has shown that he can be an elite quarterback at times. Last year, he had three straight games where he beat the Saints, Cardinals, and Cowboys in Dallas and posted at least a 100 QB rating.

However, he closed out the season last year on shaky ground, throwing five TDs to six INTs, and never having a higher quarterback rating than 89.4. He also finished the year with a 2-6 record, including a loss to the 49ers.

Campbell’s career quarterback rating is 80.4, which is an upgrade compared to Tarvaris Jackson’s 76.5. I do think Campbell could become the quarterback the Vikings have been looking to get for years, but with the Vikings getting Sage Rosenfels earlier this year, I would think Brad Childress would not be the one to make a quick move.

It appears yet another good young quarterback could become available, and it is possible that the Vikings may have tried to fix the situation too quickly. Granted, no one could have expected Jay Cutler to be pissed to a point of no return, and the Redskins to instantly have a huge crush on Sanchez, but had the Vikings waited, they may have gotten the franchise QB they were looking for.

Nothing against Rosenfels, but even if he is a little better than Campbell or Cutler next year, he is at least four years older than either of the other two QBs.

Check out Viking Vigil for more breaking news and how another big name player may also be headed to Minnesota: http://www.vikingvigil.com/


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