"I think the one thing that I see more than anything is there's going to be some be consistency around him," Theismann said. "He's finally in a system where he actually gets to practice the same things that he practiced last year and he gets to grow from them. And as a quarterback or as anybody studying film, when you look at yourself on film, you know why you made certain decisions. In Jason's case, seven of the last nine years, or eight years, both college and professionally, when he looks at film, it doesn't apply to the coming year because it's all different, so he's never really growing during the season. He will in this particular year. I watched him in spring ball, in the OTAs and the minicamps [and he's] much more confident, much more comfortable.
"Last year, Jim Zorn rebuilt his throwing style. He's got great size, he's got a great arm, he's got a terrific work ethic. I think that this young man -- and he's in the last year of a contract, so there's super motivation there -- but I think he's going to have a football team around him that will be a much better football team than it was a year ago."
In Jason Campbell's third NFL season and his first in head coach Jim Zorn's offense, Campbell threw for 3,245 yards and 13 touchdowns and had 6 interceptions. He also posted a career-best quarterback rating of 84.3. Those numbers aren't spectacular, but his numbers -- passing yards, touchdowns, and quarterback rating -- have improved in each of his three seasons.
Still, the Redskins finished the season 28th in scoring (16.6 points per game), so the entire offense certainly needs to improve. If the offensive line can hold together and protect Campbell, which may be difficult with a possible combination of Stephon Heyer, Jeremy Bridges, and/or Mike Williams at right tackle, then it'll be time for the 27-year-old QB to step up. If not, he'll probably be playing elsewhere next season.