The New York Jets are in search of a new backup quarterback for QB Mark Sanchez. Several reports have linked former Miami Dolphins QB Chad Henne to the Jets based on the basis that his former head coach, Tony Sparano, is now with the Jets as the team’s offensive coordinator. However, another possibility for a backup to Mark Sanchez has been floated based on another member of the revamped New York Jets coaching staff. QB Jason Campbell.
The New York Jets hired former Oakland Raiders wide receivers coach, Sanjay Lal, and he is very familiar in working with Jason Campbell during their time with the Oakland Raiders. According to Rich Cimini of ESPN New York, there have been some discussions about adding Jason Campbell to the Jets roster once the free agency period begins on March 13th.
The addition of Jason Campbell, or even Chad Henne, would not be a terrible move for the New York Jets. The soon-to-be 42 year old QB Mark Brunell, is a free agent, and shouldn’t be brought back for another stint in New York. Additionally, bringing in another quarterback with starting experience in the NFL, younger than Brunell, might be the best thing for incumbent starting signal-caller, Mark Sanchez.
I’ve always thought that Jason Campbell was a solid, yet not spectacular quarterback which was given a raw deal as he started his career. Campbell struggled through multiple coaching changes with the Washington Redskins and then again with the Oakland Raiders. The Auburn grad never benefited from playing in a system with a steady coaching staff for more than two seasons in a row.
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