Six Degrees of Shanahan: How Jason Campbell Ended Up With the Oakland Raiders

There's a new sheriff in town for the Oakland Raiders in the form of former Washington Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell.

Based on the (lack of) effort put in by JaMarcus Russell at the QB position the last three years, it is suffice to say this is a very welcome changing of the guard in Oakland.

No matter what he did in Washington, Campbell could never catch a break and was shipped out the door the instant the franchise could get something in return. That they took a mere fourth-round pick in the 2012 NFL draft for a long-term NFL starter tells you all you need to know about Campbell's stock in Washington.

The Raiders finally admitted their mistake and released Russell shortly after acquiring Campbell, ensuring Campbell would be the unquestioned starter for Oakland going into the 2010 season.

But how did it come about? Let's see.

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