The Break Up: JaMarcus Russell and the Oakland Raiders Part Ways

May 6, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Oakland Raiders have decided to part ways with JaMarcus Russell. This is a move that makes a lot of sense for both sides.
The Raiders traded for Jason Campbell on draft weekend, and that made Russell's future with the Raiders a bit cloudy. Campbell is the favorite to start, and the Raiders were not excited about paying nine million dollars to a backup QB.
Russell joined the Raiders in 2007 as the No. 1 draft pick. Al Davis fell in love with his arm strength.  Many argue that Russell was not a true No. 1 pick, but it was a position of need for the Raiders and Davis made the pick.
The Raiders needed more than a 21-year-old raw talent like Russell to get them out of their losing slump.
Lack of Surrounding Talent
Whether you liked Russell or not, there is no denying that he didn't have the best talent around him to succeed. His work ethic was in question the whole time he was in Oakland, and former teammates came out and said he fell aslee...

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