WASHINGTON, DC--Redskins starting quarterback Jason Campbell said he is “thrilled” to have former Eagles QB Donovan McNabb backing him up this year after the 'Skins acquired McNabb on Sunday night from the Eagles.

“I couldn’t be happier to have Donovan on board,” Campbell said in a phone interview on Sunday night. “Depth is so important at the quarterback position nowadays. If you don't have two quality guys on your

roster you’re asking for trouble. I'm glad they made this move now instead of waiting for me to get hurt ”

Campbell dispelled any notions that he would be upset by a trade for one of the league’s premier quarterbacks.

“Why would I be upset?” said Campbell. “We just acquired a great quarterback. That's just going to make us better. What’s that? No, I’m not concerned about job security. Mike Shanahan told me when he took this job that I was his quarterback. I got his word. So I don't even know why we're having this conversation, really. This is weird.”

Mike Shanahan said he expected Campbell to be the team's starting quarterback when he took the job in January. Now, the coach says, things have changed.

“I know I said that Jason was our guy, but circumstances have changed,” Shanahan told reporters on Sunday night. “We had an opportunity to get a quarterback like Donovan McNabb and we couldn't pass it up. That being said, Jason’s still going to be a big part of our team and will help out a lot. He's going to have to prepare week in and week out like he's going to be the starter...even though that's kind of a waste of time at this point.”

Campbell later brushed off Shanahan remarks, insisting that he would be the starting quarterback.

“That just coach being diplomatic,” Campbell said. “I get that. I really do. And I feel bad for saying this, but Donovan is not going to be starting for this team. It’s going to be me. If you only were there when Mike looked me in the eye and said, ‘Jason, you’re my guy,’ you’d understand. So no offense, Donovan, but this is my team.”

ESPN’s Adam Schefter later reported that the Redskins were shopping Campbell for a seventh round pick.

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Jason Campbell Excited To Have Donovan McNabb Backing Him Up

April 4 , 2010           
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