Jason Campbell Reflects On Injury, Raiders Acquiring Carson Palmer, His Future In NFL

In the last week, Jason Campbell has gone from being the starting quarterback on a winning team to being out for possibly the rest of the season with an injury. And if that wasn't worse for Campbell, his status in 2012 is up in the air now that Carson Palmer is in Oakland.

Campbell joined 'The Drive with Brandon Tierney & Eric Davis' on Friday afternoon and weighed in on multiple topics. Here are a few of the highlights:

On the injury:

It's frustrating. I'd like be out with my teammates on Sunday.

How much did Coach Hue Jackson talk to you about the Carson Palmer trade?

I didn't really get a chance to talk to him before the trade happened. I had surgery Sunday night... so I still didn't really know what happened. Started getting text messages... there's been a trade... and that's when I saw what happened. As a player in this league, you can't worry about the things that go on from a business side of things... you know what you're worth... you know what you've done for this franchise since you got here.

What has Coach Hue Jackson said to you about your future with the team?

He said, "Don't worry about any of the things out there being said... just worry about getting healthy. I still believe in you. We brought you here. You've done everything we've asked of you. You helped turn the franchise around. You're winning. You're playing good. Don't get frustrated... just focus on getting back healthy and move forward.

How are you thinking about moving forward for the rest of the season?

My standpoint is that I've built such a relationship with these guys. I'm very close to a lot of the guys on the team... and it's hard not to be there with them. My standpoint is I don't know what the future holds... My goal is that when I'm healthy and get back on the field, and play, and play well, and then we'll see what happens.

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This will undoubtably be a rough few months for Jason and the support of his friends, family and fans will get him through it. No one quite knows what next season and beyond will bring, but Campbell has proven he has what it takes to win in the NFL and will quite certainly get another chance to start one day. 

For more on the Raiders, check out Silver and Black Pride.

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