Quarterback Jason Campbell has confirmed to ESPN.com that he's been traded to the Oakland Raiders this afternoon. The Redskins will receive a fourth-round pick from the Raiders in the 2012 draft, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
CampbellCampbell told me via phone this afternoon that he and his agent, Joel Segal, had received interest from the Panthers on Friday until they selected Notre Dame's Jimmy Clausen with the No. 48 overall pick. But Campbell was excited about the prospect of a fresh start after being replaced by Donovan McNabb in Washington.
"I look at this as getting to start over," said Campbell. "I talked to Mr. [Al] Davis, and he wanted me for two years. He wants me to help their team to a new level."
When I asked him whether he was assured a starting role, Campbell responded, "I got that feeling. I'm going to work hard to make sure that happens."
Talks between the Redskins and Raiders heated up Saturday morning and Campbell's new contract was agreed upon by about noon ET. He'll make $3.1 million in 2010 and $4.5 million in 2011. And Davis has left the door open to Campbell playing his way into more money in 2011.
"Had I stayed [in Washington], there was no guarantee I was going to be the backup," said Campbell. "Now I have a chance to go play for a team that really wants me."
We'll have more on this trade throughout the afternoon.