Source - One of the biggest draft busts in NFL history is trying to re-kindle his football career. Yahoo! Sports has learned that JaMarcus Russell is planning a comeback attempt that he hopes will see him play in the league again. The former No. 1 pick in the 2007 NFL draft has not played a single NFL snap since the 2009 season with the Oakland Raiders. The reclamation of Russell will follow a tricky road for a quarterback who was always known more for his physical blessings than technique. Russell, 27, who has effectively been out of football since tryouts with the Washington Redskins and Miami Dolphins in 2010, might find overcoming himself his biggest challenge. Currently at 308 pounds, Russell is down from the 320 pounds he weighed this past fall and has been focusing on cardio conditioning the past six weeks to lose the weight.
“My first year out, I couldn’t watch football but after a while, I couldn’t keep the TV off. I got that itchy feeling but now I gotta watch it, gotta watch,” Russell said. “The last few years, the things going through my life, football is my job and it is how it feeds my family. People would say [that] I didn’t love the game but that pisses me off. People don’t know the real you but I want people to know the real me and see what I can do. People are always saying that I’m a bust. I want show them I’m not. I’m committed to this now.”
308 pounds! JaMarcus you fat fuck! What happened bro!
Pretty amazing that this dude was drafted in 2007 and is still only 27 years old. Feels like he’s ancient news at this point. I was actually a little bit surprised he was alive. Had to do a quick Wiki search just to confirm it. Definitely not a good sign for your comeback when people hear your name and instantly think a) Oh yeah the guy whose addicted to codeine and b) He died right?
Anyway I guess my only question is Is he cool with playing left tackle? Because there’s no fucking way JaMarcus Russell is playing quarterback in the NFL again. No chance. I mean he knows that right? He knows no team is going to shoot itself in the foot and fuck themselves by having this dude come in and line up under center. That would be absolutely preposterous. Within a couple weeks Tim Tebow won’t even be able to find work and he won a playoff game last year and is also not the size of Willie Roaf. So I can’t imagine that’s Russell’s plan. Which pretty much only leaves the O-Line. Well welcome to Chicago bro we could use the help. Got a solid offense just need some fat bulk up front with a little footwork that’s all. Pretty much a guarantee you’ll be better than J’Marcus Webb at this point so if you want it, the job’s yours. Plus there’s some insane eats around the city so you’ll feel right at home. Just gotta work on inventing a new size Barstool Chicago shirt to fit you and we’ll be good to roll.