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Anyone know the details about his intended comeback?
The Newark Star-Ledger reports the Jets have had "some very exploratory, informal discussions" regarding ex-Raiders QB JaMarcus Russell.
Russell, of course, was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2007 draft and has been out of the league since 2009. However, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported last week that Russell is planning to show his face at the NFL Scouting Combine next month in hopes of making a comeback. Russell is currently tipping the scales at 305 pounds, but hopes to get down to his past playing weight of around 260. The Star-Ledger says these talks happened after Mike Tannenbaum was fired, but it's unclear if John Idzik was in the fold, yet. Only the Jets.--- Jan 28 - 10:45 PM
Profootballtalk's Mike Florio reports the Jets have "no interest" in JaMarcus Russell.
Late Monday, the Newark Star-Ledger reported the Jets held "very exploratory, informal discussions" about adding Russell to their bag of quarterbacks. It's not surprising to hear the Jets say they're not interested, but it was fun for the 12 hours it lasted. Per The Sideline View's Adam Caplan, Russell has hired a personal trainer and is in search of an agent. He seems intent on at least trying to get a job offer.--- Jan 29 - 2:54 PM
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So he's trying to make a comeback and his strategy is to show up at the combine at 305 pounds... makes sense.
This post was edited by lsusaintfan 15 months ago
He did say he wants to drop to 260. I am rooting for him. And for what it's worth, he played some solid football in college at about 280. Now, he played his best football at about 265.
"I guess you've just gotta find something you love to do and then... do it for the rest of your life." - Max Fisher
He could drop to 225 and it still wouldn't make him a good QB. You and I both know that there is A LOT more that goes into being a good to great QB. Yeah, it would be nice to see him do a complete 180; however, not one of us on this message board would put money on it.
Not Al Davis money, no...
Wait, are you serious? You want to put money on it?
Ha, no I just had to make the witty comment.
I wouldn't put anything on him right now because he's got no work ethic, and to be an NFL QB you need that in spades. But if he gets in the weight room and drops all those pounds, it will show me he's at least serious about some aspect of a return.
Maybe then I will think about laying change on it haha
For a minute I was thinking, "Shea is going all Vegas on me!"
He's got everything to gain and nothing to lose at this point. I hope he pulls it off. He was a great talent at LSU and I wish him well.
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