Yet another first-round draft pick gone horribly, horribly wrong.
In 2007, the Raiders sign him to a six-year contract worth up to $68 million, with $31.5 million guaranteed.
The result? Russell floundered under three different head coaches and never came remotely close to becoming an NFL quarterback. He easily goes down as not only the biggest draft bust in Raiders history, but in NFL history.
He finished the 2009 season with the lowest quarterback rating, lowest completion percentage, fewest passing touchdowns, and fewest passing yards among qualifying quarterbacks in the NFL.
In all, he finished his NFL career with a 7-18 record throwing 18 touchdowns and 23 interceptions. After his release, he failed to catch on with any NFL team and decided to return to school in Alabama.
On July 5, 2010, Russell was arrested at his Mobile, Alabama, home for being in possession of codeine syrup without a valid prescription.
Raider fan comment: "Was Al drinking Purple Drank when he drafted JaMarcus?"