I know ‘Return of Mr Blanks‘ brought this idea up in a post a few weeks ago, but should the San Diego Chargers consider adding former Raiders QB Jamarcus Russell to the roster? Russell looks like he has that summer sexy body now. The dude has been putting in work. He was a fat beast at one point (no offense?).
Russell has been working with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jeff Garcia all offseason in hopes of landing a job in the NFL. He has the potential of a number 1 overall draft pick, but he fell flat on his face with the Raiders. There were reports of complete laziness with the Raiders and there is always the lovely story of the BLANK DVD.
Motivation is a question. Is he only motivated to get a contract? As soon as he gets a deal, will he fall back to his old ways OR does he really want to be an NFL quarterback.
If Russell were to join the Chargers, he wouldn’t be the starter and wouldn’t even compete for that spot. He would be competing with Charlie Whitehurst for the position and if he were to break camp as the main backup, he would be able to sit back and learn from Philip Rivers.
Do any of us care if the backup is Charlie Whitehurst or Jamarcus Russell? If either of them have to get in a game, we probably are in a bad spot anyway. Might as well see if the former number 1 draft pick could live up to some of that potential.