Veteran quarterback Jason Campbell is set to retire from the NFL, reports Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (via Twitter). According to Rapoport, Campbell has yet to officially make his decision, but with training camps approaching, retirement is the current plan for the 10-year veteran.
Rapoport’s report echoes what we heard back in April, when Campbell remained on the market following the first month of free agency. At the time, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk suggested that Campbell had turned down multiple opportunities to sign contracts, including possible offers from the Ravens and Bengals.
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.