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Jason Campbell has not received tender, 'not really worried'

Coach Mike Shanahan last week said the Redskins would tender restricted free agent quarterback Jason Campbell, though Shanahan declined to reveal if it would be a high or low tender.

A high tender would give the Redskins first- and third-round picks as compensation for Campbell if he signs a contract with another team and the Redskins decline to match. Washington would receive only a second-round pick with a low tender.

Campbell's minimum tender amount would be $3.14 million, according to a league source. If the Redskins increase the offer to $3.268 million, they would receive first- and third-round compensation. Last season, Campbell had a salary of a little more than $2.857 million.

Many of the Redskins' restricted free agents have received their offers. As of this afternoon, however, Campbell had not heard from the team.

"I'm really not worried about it," Campbell said today in a phone interview. "I'm just letting my agent handle it."

Campbell is among 212 NFL players who would have been unrestricted free agents this offseason if the 2010 season were played under a salary cap. But the salary cap expires Friday at 12:01 a.m. EST. Campbell is a restricted free agent based on the terms of an uncapped season.

"There's no real security in there in this situation," Campbell said. "That's the hard thing about it for the player because there's not a whole lot of security for the player. The player, if you're an unrestricted free agent, you're looking at a bigger contract and you're looking at guaranteed money. So he would have had more security.

"In a situation like this, the player really loses security. But this is the hand that we've been dealt, as far as everything that's going on with the [collective bargaining agreement] and the union right now. We're just kind of put in a tough position. But at the same time, you've just got to keep moving forward, keep playing football and hope everything works itself out."

Some players who would have been unrestricted are struggling to deal with potentially having fewer options, Campbell said.

"It really makes no sense to try to sit around and worry about it because a lot of things are just out of your control," he said. "We didn't ask to have this happen in a year where we would be [unrestricted], but this is just the way it is.

"It will just drive you crazy if you sit around and worry about it all the time. Yeah, you can understand why a lot of guys are frustrated. But I'm just looking at it like I'm going to just keep working hard in the offseason, get myself ready for the season and go out and just try to have a great year."

By Jason Reid  |  March 3, 2010; 2:20 PM ET
Categories:  Free agency , Jason Campbell , Jason Reid  
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Posted by: PanteraCFH | March 3, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

$600K is peanuts relative speaking for a starting Weakside LB.......But he still shouldn't take it out on management....He should take it out on the NFLPA for agree to the terms of the uncapped year....

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 3, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Ding Ding Ding, we got a winner!!!

Posted by: gatorskinz2000 | March 3, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Campbell debate in 3... 2... 1...

Posted by: RedDMV | March 3, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

"It really makes no sense to try to sit around and worry about it because a lot of things are just out of your control," he said. "We didn't ask to have this happen in a year where we would be [unrestricted], but this is just the way it is."

By Jason Reid | March 3, 2010; 2:20 PM ET

This is what Rock should be saying.

Posted by: League-Source | March 3, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

LEt's get this straight...

There are 6 Tenders that could be offered!

1st and 3rd

1st

2nd

3rd

Original Round Comp

No Comp

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 3, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Based off of the current buzz after the combine, if these two mock results were the only options available through the first 4 rounds, which option would you choose?

Option 1:
1- QB Sam Bradford
2- OT Bruce Campbell or Roger Saffold
4- HB Montario Hardesty

Option 2:
1- OT Russell Okung
2- QB Colt McCoy
4- HB Montario Hardesty

Posted by: dfbovey | March 3, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

They gave me a double post. Nothing I could do about that.

Posted by: Original_etrod | March 3, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

They gave me a double post. Nothing I could do about that.

Posted by: Original_etrod | March 3, 2010 2:02


No way Carlos Rogers could keep up with etrod.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 3, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Low tender, low tender for JC17, please.

Posted by: sthai75 | March 3, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

"It really makes no sense to try to sit around and worry about it because a lot of things are just out of your control," he said. "We didn't ask to have this happen in a year where we would be [unrestricted], but this is just the way it is."

By Jason Reid | March 3, 2010; 2:20 PM ET

This is what Rock should be saying.

Posted by: League-Source


I assume you're talking about McIntosh.

Campbell can say that because he's not relying on two degenerative knees to get him through his career.

Posted by: RedDMV | March 3, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

I havent heard anyone mention Cody as a possible 2nd rounder. He would fill nicely as a NT to compliment haynesworth

Posted by: SAK2 | March 3, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

4th, last Friday, I heard something about how things work out differently as between the 1st/3rd and 1st round compensations for players drafted in the first round. I don't know what the difference is, but there is something funky. [Or, at least, I hope there is something funky ... I try to lead a funky life.]

Posted by: dcsween | March 3, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

bov, neither....

Okung, then Ducasse.....

no thanks on taking a qb...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 3, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Option 2, option 2!!!

Posted by: chaos47 | March 3, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Can't imagine the Redskins wanting to sign anyone to a long term deal... especially given the real prospect of a walk-out/lock out for 2011 season.

Only exception I'd make is signing JC17 to a lifetime contract... at franchise player rates.

Have been convinced by the other bloggers that if we can only fix the other 52 roster spots, JC17 has got to be a keeper.

Posted by: Vic1 | March 3, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

"That's the hard thing about it for the player because there's not a whole lot of security for the player."

-Jason Campbell

It's not like that for all QB's Jason...just average ones like yourself!

Posted by: rickyroge | March 3, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

OKUNG AND DUCASSE 2nd vote

Posted by: OG_Barno | March 3, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

"Even with all the coaching changes that I've had since being here, I've been a team guy, you know? I just wanted to do everything they asked me to do and I always work hard. But I guess that wasn't enough. I guess they don't count that for anything. I'm just disappointed in that."

It counts for plenty dopey, but why should they pay you a penny more then they have to? Rocky needs a reality check and an agent that knows when to tell his client to shut up. If he wants a long term deal his best course of action is to not burn bridges criticizing the Redskins and his brand new bosses. Especially when at best he's a slightly above average WLB.

Posted by: zjfr2 | March 3, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: zjfr2 | March 3, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Campbell debate in 3... 2... 1...

Posted by: RedDMV | March 3, 2010 2:44 PM
-----------------------------------------
Apologists: I think this is so unfair to Jason. He would have had awesome numbers last season if the offensive line had only blocked better. If Zorn had not been the head coach he would have led us to the Superbowl. If Moss and ARE would have caught just 5% more of the passes thrown to them, the team would have had the most potent offense in the NFL. Pay him $10.0 million a season and sign him to a ten year contract!

Haters: Sign him to the low tender and be glad if some team is foolish enough to give up a second round pick for him. Campbell is inaccurate, has too much of a wind up, has no pocket presence and is so dumb his Wunderlich score was -1. I hope his very last pass as a Redskin was the hail mary he threw out of bounds.

There. I thought I would present both sides of the argument in one post so the haters and apologists can continue to argue about how unworthy McIntosh is.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | March 3, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

bov, neither....

Okung, then Ducasse.....

no thanks on taking a qb...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 3, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

I agree, although I'm trying to prepare myself for the inevitable.

Posted by: dfbovey | March 3, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like JC needs to have a little chat with Rocky. Is this the leadership we've been waiting for? (doubt it.)

Posted by: DCV1 | March 3, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Here's the pickle wer're in. @ #4 we're to high for anyone other than okung(hopefully DET doesn't take him to protect their brand new franchise QB) and by the time we pick again early second round, some project all the top O Lineman off the board. So do we go with position of need or best available player on the board? We didn't need Davis when we picked him up but he's turned into a good player.

Posted by: sthai75 | March 3, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Why should the Redskins sign JC17 to a short term contract when they could have him for the next ten years or more simply by throwing in a free toaster and a ham sandwich?

Point is, he's only 27 now and would only be 37 or 38 at the end of a ten-year contract. Then if you add in a player option to go another three years, and a club option to play him another 5 beyond that, it's not too far out of reach to see JC17 still playing for Redskins in the year 2025 or 2030... and all for the paltry sum of roughly $3.2 million per season, adjusted for inflation.

JC would take it in a heartbeat too, because he knows he's not going to get nearly as much jack anywhere else.

Mind you, he may still have to play a few more seasons to supplant Sonny as the "QB for Life" of the Redskins -- but we gotta figure that sooner or later, even Sonny will be called to the great pro bowl in the sky.

And statistically speaking, we fans must know JC17 can only continue to improve -- as he has done over the past five seasons -- while the club at large continues to flounder through a series of losing seasons. And who knows, the Redskins may even post another 8-8 season sometime in the next 15 years -- especially given NFL parity and all.

By that time, the club may also be out from under the lingering after-effects of their upcoming resignings of CP26 to a 15 year, 150 million deal in 2011, and AH92 to another $200 million over five years in 2018 -- and finally be able to afford bringing in some real competition for the starting QB position.

Posted by: Vic1 | March 3, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

RSH, for the "apologists" you left out: "His QB rating is..."

For the haters, you left out: "His QB rating while trailing in the 4th qtr and down by fewer than seven points is..."

You also forgot to insult him: "You can't win with a dumb, inaccurate mouth breather at QB!"

That should do it.

Posted by: RedDMV | March 3, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

I have the new perfect offseason plan:

Gholston signs elsewhere we get a 2nd.
JC signs elsewhere we get a 2nd.
CR22 elsewhere a 2nd
Doughty elsewhere a 2nd
Rocky elsewhere a 2nd.

we sign sproles, dansby, rolle, gandy, and Pitts.

Draft Clausen or Bradford 1st.
with our now 5 second round picks we draft:
Pouncey C
Ducasse G
Saffold T
Brown T
Cam Thomas NT

Posted by: zjfr2 | March 3, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

1st RND - Okung
2nd RND - Cody
3rd RND - Oh wait...
4th RND - Hardesty/Blount/Gerhart?

Posted by: A_o_C57 | March 3, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 3, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 3, 2010 2:43 PM

Why can't Rocky play outside? Cause you think he isn't good enough as he is?

Posted by: Rypien11 | March 3, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

I have the new perfect offseason plan:

Gholston signs elsewhere we get a 2nd.
JC signs elsewhere we get a 2nd.
CR22 elsewhere a 2nd
Doughty elsewhere a 2nd
Rocky elsewhere a 2nd.

we sign sproles, dansby, rolle, gandy, and Pitts.

Draft Clausen or Bradford 1st.
with our now 5 second round picks we draft:
Pouncey C
Ducasse G
Saffold T
Brown T
Cam Thomas NT

Sorry make that 6 forgot about our original 2nd:

with that one take RB Ryan Mathews, Best, or Hardesty

Posted by: zjfr2 | March 3, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

1st RND - Okung
2nd RND - Cody
3rd RND - Oh wait...
4th RND - Hardesty/Blount
5th RND - Ford

Posted by: A_o_C57 | March 3, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Stupid computer.

Posted by: A_o_C57 | March 3, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

gerhart wont be available after the 2nd...he'll go pretty early..

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 3, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Good one, I'm 6'2 220, maybe I can play inside too. Rocky's not the same caliber player as those guys.

I'm not "hating" on Rocky, just stating my opinion and the opinion of people that cover the league. He'll get his chance and hopefully he will make the most of it.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 3, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

I'm 64, 240, can I play too?

Posted by: frediefritz | March 3, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Either this was poor writing by Ried, or Jason Campbell was in a contest with one of his teammates to see how many times he could get the word "security" into a quote...

Posted by: therearenonamesleft | March 3, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

beeps

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 3, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

i will apologize for Rocky Mac. J-Cam has had to deal with trade talks and all sorts of other s**t, he's the QB, he's the "leader" he should know what to say, Rocky Mac is a football player and that's all we've heard about Rocky since he has been here in Washington....football football, and these degenerative knees which havent seemed to flare up as every1 talks about

Rocky has been class act and solid football player ever since he's been here and if he wants to get pissed off for once, go for it.....

he's earned it even if he aint gonna get paid

Posted by: retroskins14 | March 3, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

I like okung, ducasse, leFevour

I would like to see JC be here long term, but Collins is as old as favre, and colt Brennan? Puh leeeeze and cmon man

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 3, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

I'd rather have:

R1 Okung
R2 Maurkice Pouncey
R4 LeGarrette Blount
R5 Ed Wang
R7 Lemarcus Coker

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | March 3, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

People People...

Okung and Bradford won't be there...We are picking @ #4!!!

We are getting the 2nd rated LT in the 1st round and a QB in the second....McCoy, Pike, or LeFeuvor....

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 3, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

1st RND - Okung
2nd RND - Cody
3rd RND - Oh wait...
4th RND - Hardesty/Blount
5th RND - Ford

Posted by: A_o_C57 | March 3, 2010 3:14 PM |


Yes to that draft...perfect..and realistic

Free Agency:
1.) Dansby
2.) Rolle
3.) Starting Caliber Olinemen (either Tackle or right guard)
4.) maybe sign another DB like Duanta Robinson

Those are moves we should definitely to bring guys in

Resign- Levi Jones and Rabach

The defense would be outstanding and the offensive line will be at least respectable..

Posted by: jeffco01 | March 3, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

#4 is a good spot if you want "Mc-Suh". If Okung is gone which it's a strong possibility. We need to trade down for Baluga or up for Bradford. As this thing shakes out #4 is not a great position for us this year. keeping hopes high though.

Posted by: sthai75 | March 3, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Spagnualo will pass on Bradford. Skins scoop him up at #4, then trade the 37th pick for Brandon Marshall. Redskins fans, still celebrating the Julius Peppers free agent signing, are seen dancing in the streets.

Posted by: coparker5 | March 3, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Why is Campbell not worried? Because he knows the Redskins are going to pick a QB with the #4 pick. Because he knows that a top 5 QB pick ALWAYS starts in his first season the last 10 years. ALWAYS.Because he knows he'll be holding the clipboard. And if he's not he knows that he'll likely be a tackling dummy for whatever part of the season he plays. And he knows that 2011 likely will be a lockout year. And he knows there is no upside to signing the tender offer.

The facts are that he can simply refuse to sign. This forces the Redskins to release him at some point, in which case he negotiates the best deal he can, or hold open a roster spot for the entire season.

For Campbell whether he signs a contract March 6 or Sept 6 the deal he gets really is not going to change much. Because of the near certainty of a lockout in 2011 no team is going to offer him more than one year. This includes the Redskins. No team is going to offer guaranteed money because then they have to pay this money in 2011 even if there is a lockout. And even in Sept a team in desperate need of a QB will offer between $3.3 and $3.5 mil for the season.

The Redskins will only tender him on the off chance that some team is willing to part with picks. They have made up their minds that he is not their guy. What they are likely doing is trying to assess what some team might offer, try for a 1 and 3 or settle for a 2. This is why the tender is taking so long. Oh, and Campbell knows that too.

Posted by: elkiii_2008 | March 3, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Please dear lord dont let the Skins blow their load on Peppers, LT, Westbrook or Sproles.

I'll take Dansby and thats it.

Posted by: Redskins2Win | March 3, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Here is what the skins need to do.
Pick Tim Tebow as QB and Toby Gerhardt RB

What a dynamic backfield that would make with a decent O-line!

Posted by: agrimech | March 3, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Might as well offer Campbell a low tender.. no one will offer a 1st and 3rd for Campbell.. but I doubt anyone will give up a 2nd rounder either.. So offer the lower amount of money.. I'll make Campbell easier to trade. Campbell has to go!!!

Posted by: sovine08 | March 3, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

ESPN says Campbell did receive his tender at the first round level only, no first and third.

I think this was done in the hopes that some team will try to sign him.

Posted by: robert11273 | March 3, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

ESPN is reporting JC's been tendered for $3.1 million. Any team signing him has to fork over their #1 pick.

Fat and no chance of any team paying that kinda price.

Posted by: semicolonpowell1 | March 3, 2010 5:16 PM | Report abuse

I like okung, ducasse, leFevour

I would like to see JC be here long term, but Collins is as old as favre, and colt Brennan? Puh leeeeze and cmon man

Posted by: pabrian2003 | March 3, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Draft
#1 Bradford
#2 Suh
#3 McCoy
#37 Ducasse

Posted by: SkinsFan37years | March 3, 2010 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Campbell will be the starting QB for the Skins this year.
Give up the Bradford Clausen dream.

Posted by: SkinsFan37years | March 3, 2010 5:36 PM | Report abuse

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