Jason Campbell Biography
Jason Campbell is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL). He was born on December 31, 1981, Laurel, Mississippi, U.S. Campbell was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Auburn and also played for the Oakland Raiders, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, and Cincinnati Bengals, professionally.
Jason Campbell Height
Jason Campbell stands at a towering height of 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) and weighs a massive 235 lb (107 kg).
Jason Campbell Wife
Campbell was engaged to Jenny Montes, but the couple called of the marriage just a few hours before the wedding was set to take place.
Jason Campbell Age
Campbell was born on December 31, 1981, Laurel, Mississippi. He began his football career at Auburn and proceeded to play quarterback professionally in the NFL.
Jason Campbell College Stats
Jason Campbell graduated in 2000 from Taylorsville High School in Taylorsville, Mississippi. He went on to play college football at Auburn. Campbell had a different offensive coordinator every year as a starter, finally finding success in his senior year when he led the Tigers to an undefeated season in 2004 and was named the SEC Player of the Year and MVP of the SEC Championship Game.
Campbell previously held the record for the longest touchdown completion in Auburn football history, an 87-yard pass to Silas Daniels in a 2004 matchup versus Louisiana Tech, a record that is now held by Cam Newton, who completed a 94-yard pass to Emory Blake on October 2, 2010 in their victory over Louisiana-Monroe. Campbell graduated with a degree in public administration from Auburn.
Jason Campbell Redskins
Under General Manager Vinny Cerrato, Jason Campbell was drafted as the 25th pick in the 2005 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. The Redskins traded up in the draft to get Campbell, surrendering a third round pick in the 2005 NFL draft, along with first and fourth round picks in 2006.
Jason Campbell didn’t play in his rookie season, sitting on the bench behind Mark Brunell and Patrick Ramsey. Campbell was named the Redskins starting quarterback on November 13, 2006, and on November 19, 2006, Campbell made his first career start. He was praised for his poise despite losing in his first start to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Campbell had his first win of his pro career on November 26, 2006, leading the Redskins to a 17–13 victory over the Carolina Panthers. He completed 11 passes on 23 attempts for only 118 yards, with two touchdowns and one interception. Campbell threw a 66-yard touchdown pass to tight end Chris Cooley in the fourth quarter.
Campbell was tackled at the knee by Pittsburgh Steelers’ DE Brett Keisel on August 18, 2007, in the second preseason game. Eventually, Jason Campbell walked off the field on his own even though the injury looked severe initially. Trainers said that Campbell’s ligaments were not torn and announced his injury as a bruised knee.
Campbell dislocated the patellar ligament of his left knee during a game against the Chicago Bears on December 6, 2007. The injury did not require surgery but Campbell did not play for the remainder of the season.
The Redskins hired Jim Zorn, first as offensive coordinator and then naming him head coach when Joe Gibbs retired for a second time at the end of the 2007 season. Zorn said at the time he would also serve as quarterbacks coach.
The Redskins started the season 6–2, prompting observers to declare Jason Campbell one of the NFL’s elite quarterbacks, and the “tough love” approach from head coach Jim Zorn a success. However, the team then went on to lose six of their remaining eight games to end the season 8–8, missing the playoffs. At the end of the season, it was unclear if the Redskins were on the road to improvement or decline. Questions arose on the future of Campbell as the starting quarterback for the Washington Redskins.
The Redskins were unable to acquire Jay Cutler or Mark Sanchez, despite pursuing other quarterbacks in the offseason, opting to start Campbell for the last year of his contract. Campbell and the Redskins ended 2009 with a 4–12 record, one of the worst in Redskins’ history. The often rocky relationship Jason Campbell had with head coach Jim Zorn ended with Zorn’s firing. New Washington head coach Mike Shanahan said the Redskins would tender Campbell an offer leading up to the 2010 free agent period, ensuring that if he signed with another team, Washington would receive draft picks in compensation.
Jason Campbell Bears
On March 13, 2012, Campbell signed with the Chicago Bears to a one-year contract as a backup to Jay Cutler. In Week 10 against the Houston Texans, Campbell replaced Cutler, who had gone down with a concussion. In the game, Jason Campbell completed 11 of 19 passes for 94 yards and a 70.9 passer rating. Cutler was ruled out of the Bears-San Francisco 49ers game on November 16, meaning Campbell would start the game. The Bears went on to lose 32–7; although Campbell had a 13-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Marshall in the third quarter, he also threw two interceptions and was sacked five times.
Jason Campbell Cincinnati Bengals
Jason Campbell signed a one-year deal worth $1.5 million with $400,000 guaranteed with the Cincinnati Bengals on March 19, 2014. He served as a backup to starter to Andy Dalton, only appearing in four games as a late game replacement for Dalton.
Jason Campbell Net Worth
Jason Campbell is an American professional football player with an estimated net worth of $15 million. Campbell made several appearances in TV commercials for a local car dealership group in the DC and Baltimore areas, Easterns Automotive Group. He played college football for Auburn Tigers. Campbell was named as SEC Player of the Year and SEC Championship Game’s MVP awardee.
Where Is Jason Campbell Now
Jason Campbell was select as the 25th pick in the first round of the NFL Draft in 2005, by the Washington Redskins. He spent four seasons in Washington, two in Oakland, one in Chicago and one in Cleveland before officially retiring from the game in 2015. Ten seasons in all – proving kids from a small town can make it to the big leagues.
Today, Campbell retains the relationships he made through the game of football and is using his platform to expand his father’s message of having a plan and a vision for life and having a plan B after a sports career.