Believe it or not, but JaMarcus Russell was once the top pick in the NFL Draft. That was a while ago and the former Oakland Raider has been out of the league for a bit. However, he wants back in and it appears one team has had discussions about bringing him in.
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Yep, the one team that has been an absolute trainwreck at quarterback wants to bring in a washed out guy who never seemed to have what it takes. That would be such a New York Jets move and it would show that the team has absolutely no faith in Mark Sanchez. I would include Tim Tebow in that but no one expects him to be on the roster next season.
I mean, they might be able to find some potential left in Russell but what makes you think the Jets can develop a QB? They have been a mess at that spot and Sanchez has not improved since he entered the league. In fact, he may have actually gotten worse. That takes a lot of work and it certainly isn’t a good mark on a team.
Of course, they have just had discussions about him. That doesn’t mean they are signing him but just thinking about it sounds fairly stupid to me. The Jets need to get a clear direction and bringing in Russell is not the answer. It’d be another dumb move by a dumb franchise.