A former football quarterback from the USA, JaMarcus Russell began his career at a very young age. He has also played college football for the Louisiana State University. He was released in 2010 following his inconsistent play. He has made several attempts to make a comeback and has been ranked as one of the biggest busts in the history of National Football League (NFL). Now let’s have a closer look about the net worth of JaMarcus Russell in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
JaMarcus Trenell Russell was born in August 1985, in Mobile, Alabama. He is the son of Zina L. Russell-Anderson and Bobby Lloyd. He started playing football from a very young age and went to Lillie B. Williamson High School. He stands at 6 foot 6 inches and has created a record at the Alabama High School Athletic Association at a young age.
In 2003, he joined the Louisiana State University and started playing for the LSU Tigers. He was a starting quarterback and has led the Tigers in the Southeastern Conference. He played for the LSU from 2004 till 2006 and appeared in a total of 36 games. Russell made a total of 6,625 passing yards and 52 touchdowns.
It has not been known if JaMarcus Russell has ever dated anyone. His cousin is Robert Jordan and DeAngelo Parker, and his uncle is Ray Ray Russell. In 2010, he was arrested for possessing codeine syrup. He was released two days later, but it created a great impact on his career. He has confessed that he was tested positive for codeine at the 2007 NFL Draft.
Career, Award & Nominations
During his college career, JaMarcus Russell won several awards like the Manning Award and was the SEC Player of the Year in 2005. He was also a semifinalist of the 2006 Davey O’Brien Award. He impressed everyone at the 2007 NFL Combine with his workouts. He later became the No. 1 overall pick of the Oakland Raiders. He signed a contract for six years with the team.
He made his professional debut against the Denver Broncos in December 2007. In the two series, Russell completed 56 yards and made 4 out of 7 attempts. His first career touchdown came against Jacksonville Jaguars. In this rookie season, he made 373 yards, 2 touchdowns, along with 4 interceptions. In the 2008 season, he saw many losses and victories. He became a starter for Raiders in the following season. He was released by the Raiders in May 2010.
Following his released, JaMarcus Russell became a free agent. He tried to join Miami Dolphins and Washington Redskins but was not signed by either. He tried to make a comeback in 2013, and it was also documented. He received a tryout with the Chicago Bears however, he was not signed. Three years later, he again tried to make a comeback but, was unsuccessful there too.
Net Worth & Earnings
What would be the net worth of a person who has played for three seasons in the NFL? Apart from the NFL, he has also played successfully for the LSU Tigers. His estimated net worth is $2.5 million. His contract in his rookie season with the Raiders was worth $62 million. Although he has not played for any other club apart from the Oakland Raiders, he can definitely make a comeback someday and increase his net worth.
JaMarcus Russell has set up many records during his early career. He has won several awards and is still eligible to be a part of an NFL team. He can definitely bounce back in his career and join a team as you never know what’s there in the stars.