Comeback 2013: JaMarcus Russell's Road Back to the NFL, Trailer
How do you come back from being one of the biggest draft busts in NFL history?
That's what we're about to find out as we follow JaMarcus Russell, who went from MVP of the Sugar Bowl and first overall pick of the Oakland Raiders in 2007 to out of the NFL in 2010. This, of course, after he signed a six-year contract with the Raiders worth up to $68 million, with $31.5 million guaranteed.
We'll be there to chronicle every step in the process, from now through April, when Russell plans on holding a pro day-style workout for NFL teams. His plans include working at the TEST Football Academy, being tutored by former NFL quarterback Jeff Garcia on technique and getting help from a bevy of other former NFL players, trainers and coaches.
While many observers scoff at the notion of a comeback for a quarterback who reportedly still tips the scales at over 300 pounds, the former LSU star is determined to make NFL general managers and talent evaluators give him one last look.
The video above is our first, quick look—a trailer, if you will—showing Russell's first steps toward his goals. Will he beat the odds? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
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