After failing in their pursuit of Jay Cutler, the Washington Redskins are trying to mend fences with QB Jason Campbell.
Vinny Cerrato, the Redskins’ executive vice president of football operations, issued the following statement on Friday:
“We met with Jason today and had a candid discussion. We told Jason that when Jay Cutler became available, we, like many other NFL teams, spoke with the Broncos. We are all on the same page and we are moving forward.”
Campbell talked to The Washington Post about the powwow he had with Cerrato, team owner Dan Snyder and coach Jim Zorn, saying: “I would say it was a very successful meeting because everyone expressed themselves and made it clear what we want to try to accomplish.”
After the Denver Broncos traded Cutler to the Chicago Bears on Thursday night, Campbell told NFL Network’s Scott Hanson that the trade talk had taught him “a valuable lesson.” The Post reported the Redskins had offered Campbell to an undisclosed team for a second-round draft pick in an attempt to land Cutler.
Campbell, a first-round draft pick by Washington in 2005, has thrown 35 touchdowns and 23 interceptions in his three seasons as the Redskins’ starter.