Raiders Draft Bust JaMarcus Russell Attempting Comeback, Has Lost 27 Pounds

Courtesy: Off The Record Sports

Laugh all you want, but JaMarcus Russell — also known as the biggest draft bust in the history of the NFL — is seriously attempting a comeback to play at the pro level.

Bleacher Report is documenting his journey, and in their latest series of videos, he had lost 27 pounds since starting workouts in February at the Test West Football Academy in San Diego.

Here is some footage:

At the end of the video, Russell’s strength and conditioning coach claims that NFL teams “should take a serious look” at him, and it would be a “surprise” if he didn’t get an invite to training camp.

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.

 

Topics: JaMarcus Russell, Oakland Raiders

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  • gorditta

    Pshhh, 27 lbs is weekend beer weight to him. Beer and sizzurp.

  • http://twitter.com/RickyBo60099188 Ricky Bobby

    He won’t. CFL OR BUST.

  • Gregg Brennan

    Too little, too late JaMarcus. You should have taken this seriously back when you were first drafted and not held out all training camp. Then again, 60 million bucks buys a lot of purple drank…so I guess you had to decide on your priorities, and number one wasn’t football.

  • Amelia Argo

    HE COULD LOSE 75 POUNDS AND IT WON’T MAKE A DIFFERENCE, HE
    IS BEYOND A LOSER!! RAIDER NATION FOREVER

  • Pridenpoise

    Tell that slob to go get a bucket of chicken, and call it a day.

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