Former Oakland Raiders QB continues road to redemption with combine style workout.
After being labelled as one of the biggest draft busts of all time, Jamarcus Russell believes he has a point to prove.
Being selected number one overall in the 2007 Draft by the Oakland Raiders, the Quarterback failed to live up to expectations, winning just eight games in his short three-year career.
At a weight of 290 pounds, Russell is attempting to make a comeback to the NFL and seems motivated to achieve that.
The video can be seen here on Bleacher Report, and shows the former college hero performing the 40 yard dash, vertical jump and broad jump. He then goes on to take part in some simple throwing drills, with mixed success.
This video shows the current physical ability of the QB is at, and how much he must improve as an athlete and as a passer in order to make it onto a team’s roster for next season.
Russell’s first stint in the NFL was not a good one, and potential team’s will not forget his inability to to connect with his receivers on short routes due to his poor accuracy.
His personality then was also poor, with so much money given to such a young player, it did not bode as his mindset was clearly not in the game and was more in the lavish lifestyle he led off the field.
It seems from this video however that he is more humble and grounded with his ambitions and realisation that he isn’t as good as everyone said he was six years ago.
Teams will take note of this, and just maybe, could be in the league again next year.