The Vikings may go out of house to find a full-in at quarterback, but veteran Jason Campbell won’t be an option for them. Campbell intends to stay retired, as Tom Pelissero of USA Today Sports tweets.
Campbell played in Norv Turner’s scheme in 2013 while with the Browns. However, it sounds like the former signal caller is content in retirement.
In June 2015, Campbell reportedly decided to call it a career, though he never made his retirement official. Since then, several teams including the Colts and Cowboys have tried – unsuccessfully – to get Campbell to return to football. At this point, it sounds like Campbell may be done with football for good.
Over the course of his NFL career, Campbell has appeared in 90 games (79 starts) for Washington, Oakland, Chicago, Cleveland, and Cincinnati. He saw his most extensive action in D.C., where he started 52 contests for Washington after being selected by the club in the first round of the 2005 draft. Most recently, he backed up Andy Dalton with the Bengals in 2014.
While Campbell’s 32-47 career record as a starter isn’t overly impressive, his career stats – including a 60.3% completion percentage, an 81.7 passer rating, and 87 touchdowns to 60 interceptions – are respectable.
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