Who is JaMarcus Russell and what is his net worth 2018? JaMarcus Russell is the former quarterback of Oakland Raiders. He is considered as the biggest bust in the NFL history. He played three seasons with Oakland Raiders, making a 7-18 record in the initial start of his career.
JaMarcus Trenell Russell was born in 1985 on 9th August, to Zina L. Russell Anderson and Bobby Lloyd. Russell cousin Robert Jordan is also a popular football player who has played with Marshawn Lynch, San Francisco 49ers, and California Golden Bears.
He completed his schooling from Mobile AL Williamson High School. Later he graduated from Louisiana State University.
He started playing football at an early age, in his school. He has also played in SEC Championship Game. In 2010, Russell was arrested for possessing codeine syrup without any legal medical prescriptions. However, the case was dismissed later on.
Russell has also claimed that was tested positive for taking codeine before getting selected by Raiders in 2007 NFL Draft. Russell’s house was fled off in the aftermath of Katrina Hurricane.
Since 2010, Russell hasn’t seen success. He has been trying to start fresh by NFL are running away from investing money in him or taking a big risk in helping him back. JaMarcus has been surrounded by controversies ever since 2010; the time doesn’t seem thrilled with the quarterback. He can still be pictured at several NFL games, cheering his fellow football players.
In 2007, he was drafted by NFL team Oakland Raiders, under a 6-year contract worth $68 million, with $32 million guaranteed.
However, he only stayed with the team for two years from 2007 till 2009. He has made 180 of 324 passes for over 2683 yards with 20 touchdowns with his time in the team.
In 2010, Raiders freed him from the contract due to his inconsistent play. Later it was also reported that Jamarcus has been addicted to codeine while playing the game. He hasn’t been seen playing in a long time. He was considered as one of the most potential players, so he had to see so much backlash for failing his fans.
Russell tried to make a comeback in 2013 as an NFL coach, but he wasn’t signed by any team as a player or coach. In 2016, he again tried to come back but failed. It very unlikely that any NFL team is going draft him as the quarterback hasn’t played for seven years, and who would want to take a risk like that.
JaMarcus was a strong candidate for 2006 Davey O’Brien Award. Later he also won Manning Award same year. He was awarded 2005 SEC Player of the Year. He has also won 4 SEC Offensive Player of the Week. He has also received the First team All-SEC by SEC coaches and Associated Press.
JaMarcus Russell Net Worth
JaMarcus Russell has an estimated net worth of $26 million. Russell has been a part of few talk shows and commercials which definitely help him in fuelling his future. He also makes some extra dollars doing cameos in hit television shows and movies.
It’s really sad we had to see the downfall of such a potential. JaMarcus had just started off his career, and he didn’t get to play in National Football league for even 5 years. Raiders were forced to cancel their contract with the player, seeing inconsistency and addiction problem. He has been trying to make a comeback for a few years now, and we hope he is able to take a fresh start in the field.