JaMarcus Russell just will not let go of his NFL dream. Drafted #1 overall by the Raiders in 2007, he fizzled out quickly and is regarded as one of the biggest draft busts in NFL history.
A few years ago, he made some headlines by legitimately making a strong run at a comeback. There were a series of videos that went viral, showing him trying to drop some weight. He was even working out with Jeff Garcia. But none of that mattered as he got no bites.
But he’s back at it again. In a slightly more desperate mode. He’s apparently so eager to get back that he’ll play for free. Makes you wonder if he’s looked into the other professional football leagues if he still wants to play this badly.
“God makes things happen for a reason,” Russell said in a video for Sports Illustrated. “Who’s to say? You might see me back. You never know, man. You never know. … Whatever it is — I can be a water boy and work my way into a scout team. It doesn’t matter. I’ll go play for free.”