Report: Colts want former NFL QB Jason Campbell to unretire

Wednesday November 11th, 2015

The Indianapolis Colts want former NFL quarterback Jason Campbell to come out of retirement, reports Pro Football Talk. 

With quarterback Andrew Luck expected to miss two to six weeks with a lacerated kidney and partial abdominal tear, the team is in need of an experienced backup for Matt Hasselbeck.

Campbell, 33, appeared in four games with the Cincinnati Bengals last season after previous stints with the Cleveland Browns, Chicago Bears, Oakland Raiders and Washington Redskins.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Wednesday that four teams tried talking Campbell out of retirement this year, but none succeeded. As a result, Schefter reports that Campbell is highly unlikely to return this year, but could possibly return next season.

Over nine NFL seasons, Campbell completed 60.3% of his passes for 16,771 yards with 87 touchdowns and 60 interceptions.

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He was selected by the Redskins in the first round of the 2005 draft out of Auburn.

The Colts are 4–5 and in first place in the AFC South. They have a bye this week and will next play against the Atlanta Falcons on Nov. 22.

- Kayla Lombardo

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