It was a move that didn’t make a lot of headlines on Saturday, but the Redskins shipping of QB Jason Campbell to the Raiders means it’s probably the end of JaMarcus Russell as the Raiders starting QB. The former 1st overall pick is a huge bust, and hasn’t lived up to the hype whatsoever.
The Raiders’ acquisition of QB Jason Campbell in a trade with the Redskins for a 2012 fourth-round draft pick is a sign that Oakland is done experimenting with JaMarcus Russell. Though Russell – the No. 1 overall pick in 2007 – remains on Oakland’s roster for now, it wouldn’t be a surprise if he’s released in the near future. The Raiders already have paid him more than $30 million, but they can dump the remainder of his salary now because there is no salary cap in 2010 so Oakland wouldn’t face any cap ramifications.