The Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year contract with quarterback Jason Campbell, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports:
QB Jason Campbell reached agreement with the Bears on a one-year deal.—
Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2012
Campbell, who was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the first round in 2005 and spent his first four seasons as a starter, will likely now play a backup role in Chicago to Jay Cutler. The 30-year-old Campbell has been plagued by injuries the last two seasons with the Oakland Raiders.
The Bears’ signing of Campbell leaves the Dallas Cowboys scrambling for a Plan B for their own backup quarterback slot; Schefter reports that Kyle Orton may be their best option.
Campbell has played 71 career games in the NFL, 70 as a starter. He’s completed 1,296 passes for 14,417 yards, 74 touchdowns and 50 interceptions.