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.