Redskins name Campbell starting quarterback

Updated: November 13, 2006, 5:24 PM ET
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ASHBURN, Virginia - Joe Gibbs is looking for answers. Jason Campbell will hope to provide them.

The Washington Redskins' Hall of Fame coach announced Monday that Campbell will replace veteran Mark Brunell as the club's starting quarterback.

Campbell, who has been inactive for all 25 games in his career, will start Sunday at Tampa Bay.

"We're going to give Jason his opportunity and see if we can be more productive and see if we can get some more answers," Gibbs said.

Gibbs is looking for a change with the Redskins (3-6) mired in last place in the NFC East.

Brunell completed 16-of-31 passes for 132 yards and an interception in Sunday's 27-3 loss at Philadelphia. The 14-year veteran has thrown for 1,789 yards and eight touchdowns with four interceptions in nine games this season.

Selected 25th overall in 2005, Campbell has been serving as the club's third-string quarterback behind Brunell and Todd Collins.

In 2004, Campbell led Auburn to a 13-0 record.

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