JaMarcus Russell isn’t fat anymore, as hard as it may be to believe.
TEST Football Academy, where Russell has been working out to try and attempt a comeback in the NFL, posted a series of tweets depicting Russell and his weight loss.
Here is how he looks right now, having lost a solid 51 pounds:
Just to compare, here are a few images of how he looked before beginning to get back in shape:
Russell, 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.
However, he is apparently starting to take football seriously and is making a legitimate comeback attempt.
“I’m just looking forward to my chance to get back in (the league),” he told GoldenGateSports earlier this month.
Russell worked out for the Chicago Bears, and other teams have shown interest in taking a look at him. The CFL could also be an option for the once top NFL prospect.
The point is, Russell has made quite a transformation, and the proof lies in the above photos.
If he keeps at it, there is no question that some team will take a flyer on him and give him another chance.