- Pat McManamon, ESPN Cleveland Browns reporter
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The question has been raised whether Jason Campbell is playing the best quarterback of his career.
It’s a bit of an odd question, given Campbell has just started two games and two games is hardly a trend.
But these are the Cleveland Browns in the discussion so any positive stat in a storm will do.
And the case can indeed be made that Campbell is indeed playing the best quarterback of his career.
The key number: The NFL’s quixotic passer rating number, which for the past two games is 110.9.
That’s higher than any other two-game stretch in his career.
The key: Campbell has not thrown an interception as a starter. In a two-game stretch in Washington in 2009, he had more yards, a higher yards per attempt and five TDs -- but he also threw an interception.
One oddity about these two-game streaks that may reflect as much on the teams Campbell played for as anything: He never won both games.
But in a purely subjective analysis, the case can indeed be made that these are the best two games of Campbell’s career.
With another good game, Campbell could even set the best three-game mark of his career. In 2007 in Washington, he threw for 820 yards, seven touchdowns and three interceptions. His rating in those games: 97.1. His team’s record: 1-2.
So ... yes ... the Cleveland Browns can say they are getting Jason Campbell at the apex of his career.
The question has been raised whether Jason Campbell is playing the best quarterback of his career.It’s a bit of an odd question, given Campbell has just started two games and two games is hardly a trend.