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ESPN Says Jason Campbell Was Biggest Steal Of Offseason

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Many fans in D.C. were sad to see Jason Campbell go. But we also understood that it was time to move on. The fact that the Redskins were able to get anything in return for Campbell could be looked at as a victory after the team had done so much to diminish his trade market value.


For the Oakland Raiders though, who gave up only a 2012 fourth round draft pick to acquire Campbell, this move was considered steal. And according to Len Pasquarelli of, it was a bit more than that.

The Raiders' draft weekend acquisition of Campbell for only a fourth-round pick was arguably the equivalent of a Brink's heist -- especially given the critical nature of the position, Campbell's youth and growth potential, the abject failure of former overall No. 1 pick JaMarcus Russell in Oakland, and the ability to land a starting-pedigree quarterback at such a bargain-basement price.

A Brink's heist, eh? Perhaps Al Davis did some consulting with Danny Ocean on this move.