JaMarcus Russell Remains Dazed and Confused About His NFL Return

October 23, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In a modern day society, where short-term memories are prevalent, JaMarcus Russell walks around each day with the "bust" label on him like a permanent tattoo. 
"Biggest NFL Bust Ever" is probably used a lot more than he realizes, even if it is unfair and living in the moment way too much. History shows us that there are many players drafted first overall, like Russell was in 2007, who did not have the career many had anticipated. 
While Russell carries the term of biggest bust now, relieving Ryan Leaf of that title, it mainly comes from the fact that he held out for more money before ever playing a down professionally. He got $61 million with $32 million guaranteed, then proceeded to win just seven of his 25 career starts. 
Those unaware, or unconcerned, with NFL history, fail to realize his seven wins actually exceeds many other former first overall picks, in terms of career production. Russell, however, walks around with the label and unemployed. 
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