I Pity Jason Campbell
All this news about Jay Cutler possibly joining the Redskins is killing me. I've generally ignored the rumors in favor of March Madness and the impossible hope that Skins management have learned its lessons about paying too much for either mediocre players (Archuleta) or over-the-hill stars (Bruce Smith, Jason Taylor, Prime Time). But now I can't look away. The underachieving Skins appear poised to get the not-quite-great Cutler from the underachieving Broncos. I feel bad for Jason Campbell.
Campbell is still a young quarterback with a promising arm. He has yet to really take hold of the team. He doesn't win games in the last seconds. He fumbles. He tosses interceptions. He makes 4th Quarters incredibly frustrating. But I still think he's the best quarterback the team has had in a long time (not saying much, I know).
Today, Wilbon lays out the Cutler vs. Campbell debate perfectly:
"You know that phrase, popularized by Bill Parcells: "You are what your record is." Well, Cutler is 17-20 as a starter in Denver. He never led his team to the playoffs. Closer to home, which the Redskins have little interest in, Jason Campbell is 16-20 with no starts in the playoffs either.
So the difference is what, exactly?...
There isn't a bit of difference between Cutler and Campbell, except the Redskins never really want what they already have. They'd rather give Ryan Clark to the Steelers and watch him contribute to a championship team so they can steal washed up Adam Archuleta from the Rams for a bunch of draft picks."
Can someone please explain to me why the Redskins are going after Cutler?