JaMarcus Russell is on the comeback trail. Currently regarded by many as the biggest bust in NFL history, the former No. 1 overall draft pick is working out hard. And his hard work is paying off. According to reports, the Arizona Cardinals along with the Chicago Bears are interested in signing him.
Jeff Garcia, the former NFL Pro Bowl quarterback, has been tutoring JaMarcus Russell since February. He loves the fit with either team.
“Those are two ideal teams,” said Jeff Garcia. “You’ve got Carson Palmer with Arizona and Jay Cutler with Chicago, two quarterbacks who aren’t real mobile guys who are more back-in-the-pocket guys, that fits JaMarcus’ playing style. That would be great for him.”
The Cardinals actually do make a lot of sense. Carson Palmer should be a decent stopgap solution — but they are missing their quarterback of the future. Enter JaMarcus Russell. He can learn behind the old pro for a year or two and then he might be ready to finally live up to his lofty potential.