Oakland Raiders: The Sad Truth About How Much Better Jason Campbell Really Is

May 28, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With the Raiders new acquisition of Jason Campbell, hopes in the Raider-Nation are high.
He is undoubtedly an improvement over the Raiders former QB situation, but how much of an improvement is he?
Some Raider fans are calling Campbell a great QB.
However, great may be a bit of a stretch.
Last year Campbell threw 3618 yards, had 20 TDs and 15 INTs. He also had a 64.5 completion percentage and an 86.4 QB rating.
This lands him right in the middle of the pack as far as NFL QBs go, neither great nor good, but merely average. Slightly worse than Kyle Orton, while slightly better than David Garrard.
On the bright side, it cannot be denied that average is an improvement over what we had last year.
On the not so bright side, Campbell had better protection and receivers at his disposal than what was available to the Raiders QBs last year and may struggle with the Raiders more so than he did in Washington.
Though the Redskins O-line is arguably just as ba...

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