I reached Washington Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell by phone earlier this evening and he said he found out about the trade by turning on his television. Campbell isn't ready to comment, but he did say that Donovan McNabb had reached out to him via text.
I've said many times that the best thing that could happen to Campbell is a trade or a release from the Redskins. Despite the fact that he has improved every season since taking over midway through the 2006 season, Campbell has had to deal with all sorts of turmoil. He's been the consummate teammate, but the 28-year-old will be much better off with another organization.
The Washington Post columnist Michael Wilbon knows McNabb well and he's also been a strong supporter of Campbell's. He thinks both players will be better off because of this trade.
Campbell has not signed his restricted free-agent tender yet. The Redskins put a first-round tender on him, but obviously they would come down on that trade demand. Since the Redskins already have McNabb and Rex Grossman in the fold, Campbell won't have much trade value. Teams will likely wait for the Redskins to release him.