Veteran quarterback Jason Campbell is considering retirement from the NFL, according to reports. Campbell, who has played for five different teams in the NFL, will make a decision before the season starts.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport confirmed the rumor, but added that no decision is final until the training camps open this summer. Campbell was a first-round pick in the 2005 NFL Draft, the No. 25 overall selection, by the Washington Redskins where he played from 2005 to 2009. He also suited up for the Oakland Raiders (2010-2011), Chicago Bears (2012), Cleveland Browns (2013) and Cincinnati Bengals (2014).
In Cincinnati, he was the backup to starter QB Andy Dalton, but played in just four games.
Campbell’s best years were in Washington, where was the starter for a few years. He recorded 3,200-plus passing yards twice in four seasons. He also has struggled with various injuries over the years. In his nine-year career, Campbell has accumulated 16,771 passing yards, with 87 touchdowns against 60 interceptions.