JaMarcus Russell: NFL Teams That Should Take a Chance on Former Bust

February 12, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Cincinnati Bengals are one of a few teams that should absolutely sign JaMarcus Russell—the former No. 1 overall pick—if he can get his body and mind into football shape. 
Franchise quarterbacks don't grow on trees, as the NFL's perennial bottom-feeders know from experience. If Russell can completely commit to dedicating his life to football, he is a man who has the physical tools to become a dangerous NFL quarterback. 
All Oakland Raiders jokes aside, Russell was considered by most scouts as a Round 1 talent coming out of LSU in 2007. He has a cannon for an arm and possesses an excellent frame that gives him the height he needs to see over the line and the athleticism he needs to escape pressure.
He's also being tutored by former NFL quarterback Jeff Garcia, who knows a thing or two about playing the position and who overcame a lot of personal odds himself in his years in the league.
Unfortunately, most teams don't have the time or ros...

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