Yes, that title is correct. Please try and stifle your laughter.
JaMarcus Russell, the biggest draft bust in the history of the NFL, is planning to return to the league.
Yahoo Sports is reporting that Russell has trimmed a whopping 12 pounds off the 320 that he weighed last fall (sarcasm at its best).
The former No. 1 overall pick in 2007 was downright awful in his two seasons as the Raiders starting quarterback.
In 2009, he had a woeful quarterback rating of 50.0 and threw three touchdowns in 12 games as opposed to 11 interceptions and nine fumbles.
The Raiders released Russell following that season, and he has been out of the league since. He last tried out for the Dolphins and Redskins in 2010, but could not land a spot on the roster.
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.
Russell will be working with several former players to aid his comeback, including Jeff Garcia (quarterback technique training), Olympian Ato Boldon (speed training and analysis), Dr. Robert Price of Elite Minds (mental and psychological analysis), former NFL wide receiver Quinn Early (disciplinary work and focus), former New York Giants quarterback Scott Brunner (reading defenses and classroom sessions) and NFL Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk. (h/t Yahoo)
Ok, we can’t resist just one more crack at poor JaMarcus. Here is a video of him trying out for the Atlanta Hawks’ D-League affiliate last month.