JaMarcus Russell weighs 308 pounds and is trying to make an NFL comeback. That’s not a joke…

JaMarcus RussellAt least it gives us an excuse to run this picture.

Hoo boy, you knew it would happen one day, but despite all the preparation, both mentally and emotionally, it still hits you like a ton of bricks.  Speaking of a ton of bricks, JaMarcus Russell—perhaps the greatest NFL draft bust ever—wants to make a comeback.  The former Oakland Raiders quarterback expressed his desire to return to the game of football in a recent interview, and from the sounds of it, Russell will have a looooong road back.

Why you ask?  Because the former No.1 overall pick in the 2007 draft weighs a whopping 308 lbs, or roughly the weight of one of Honey Boo Boo’s Mama’s chins.  Don’t laugh, that’s actually better than the 320 lbs he maxed out at this past fall.

Said Russell (via Shutdown Corner)…

“My first year out, I couldn’t watch football but after a while, I couldn’t keep the TV off. I got that itchy feeling but now I gotta watch it, gotta watch,” Russell said.

“The last few years, the things going through my life, football is my job and it is how it feeds my family. People would say [that] I didn’t love the game but that pisses me off. People don’t know the real you but I want people to know the real me and see what I can do. People are always saying that I’m a bust. I want show them I’m not. I’m committed to this now.”

Sounds like a man who has matured the past few years since being out of football (Russell was released following the 2009-10 season after compiling 4,083 yards, 18 TDs, 23 INTs, and a 65.2 passer rating in three seasons in Oakland), the type of maturity that would have served the 27-year-old well when he first was drafted out of LSU. While it’s easy to laugh and poke fun at Russell and his spectacular flameout in the NFL, and his current status as a hefty gentleman, here’s hoping that there is something to his reclamation project, provided he’s serious about doing everything he can to make it back to the NFL.

If JaMarcus Russell could make it all the way back to the gridiron after hitting rock bottom as hard as he did, what a story for the ages that would be.


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  • SJ Bobkins

    if nothing else proves the lack of self discipline and drive, the huge weight gain does. His words sound vastly different that while he was in the league but the tale of the tape has the real story. I hope he can drop the weight for his own health, but returning to the NFL, never. Fool me once your fault, fool me twice my fault.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PSOGAVDVJJS4ML5FEGQLGQ52BU Ginger

    He says he is committed to thisnow.  WTF?  The Raiders drafted him #1, paid him tens of millions and he wasn’t committed then?  There is a reason that at 24 years old and possessing a cannon arm – no one took a chance  on him after the 2009 season.  Tyler Palko was starting and the Chiefs thought he was better than Jmarc.  The Cardinals last year had 4 nobodies on the team at qb and were happy to keep Russell away.  Enter the Chiefs with Brady Quinn and they thought that even he was better….Better luck finding a day job you fool. The only way a football team would hire you would be to be a tackling dummy.  Emphasis on the Dummy part

  • gallic1

    Is that picture real? If so, this guy needs to check into Charter and deal with some serious mental issues. Forget football, fatty. You should be beaten like a rented mule for even dreaming of playing again , while  walking around looking like that!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UH7TSKMNDJ73H5ULPHQOICUIIE tony


  • Lorraine Calhoun

    Is this photo real? If so then how could he be 308 pounds?. The woman he is with must be at least 100 pounds. He definitely looks more than triple her weight. He looks like he weighs 5 times her weight. He looks enormous next to that woman. I’m thinking he looks 450 or 500 pounds unless the photo is fake.

  • holmesmmd

    This has to be a fake picture?! Good god!!:(

  • Chadde

    It’s a photoshop pic. The body is of a sumo wrestler. Last time I checked he never was a sumo. …. I love how people find it easier to jump on these guys in a negative way rather than getting behind them and sending good vibes and positivity. It’s like the world we live in wants to see everyone fail. No second chances or opportunity for change. For example, if the fans of NYJ rallied behind Sanchez (who will be their starting QB) . They would have a much more confident QB and enjoy seeing their team make the playoffs. Instead they talk trash and boo their own player. Negativity is the easy way out in any situation. The world is becoming blind.

  • BenDoverPls

    It’s Jabba the Marcus from Star Wars

  • Not2obvious

    He could skate by on talent without effort in college, but NFL is another planet from NCAA. Every defender is as fast as the fastest guy on a college team. Johnny Football will learn the same thing.

  • D_Bar711

    No it does not give you an excuse to run that photoshop picture. That fact that you did shows YOUR lack of professionalism. But what can we expect with someone that begins an article with “Hoo boy” .

  • Hill Gordy

    If you had to go play for Lame ass sniffen Kiffin & listen to the incessant whining he did on a hourly basis to Monte with small ten minute breaks to hold press conferences just to say Al Davis was crazy, Jamarcus realized Lane was needing a straight jacket not Al & he was so far up shit creek a paddle wouldn’t help.. All that information overload might make you a little depressed & possibly develop bad eating habits with an addiction to cough syrup too..

  • awright

    Let him that would move the world, first move himself.

  • Estevan Cartas

    I just googled his height. It said 6 foot 6 inches. Either this is wrong or the weight is false….But 300 lbs doesn’t look THAT bad on a 6’6″ frame.


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