JaMarcus Russell's Quest to Become the First 350-Pound Quarterback Is Full Steam Ahead

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JaMarcus Russell with a shed over his tool.
My co-host John Granato and I have a standing breakfast bet (which I just now realized will have to be amended to something else at stake because we're moving from mornings to afternoons on 1560 Yahoo! Sports Radio) and it goes like this:

True or false: Out of these three quarterbacks -- Tim Tebow, Vince Young and JaMarcus Russell -- none of them will even set foot in an NFL training camp and so much as put on a uniform for one practice this summer.

For the record, John has "True" and I have "False," my thinking being that a) Tebow will have an epiphany that he is actually a fullback rather than a quarterback, and/or b) NFL teams are that desperate for help at quarterback.

For the record, I feel good about the side that I'm on, and if I were placing odds on it, I'd easily make me the favorite if, for no other reason, than I have a hard time believing that Tim Tebow's NFL career ends that abruptly. I'd put my side of the bet at a solid -180, and Granato at +150.

That said, through this part of the calendar, the free agency/draft and combine/workout silly season, the probability of my victory over Granato with this wager is a fluid endeavor, forever in motion until training camp gets here.

New items this week impacting the odds on the wager include:

-- Vince Young will apparently work out at the University of Texas's pro day, according to Stewart Mandel of SI.com:

This is a good thing for my wager. Hell, Vince may have nothing left in the tank, but he did appear to be in shape in the recent feature ESPN did on him, and he does appear to want to make a comeback. Again, I just need someone to love him enough to invite him to camp. (Also, Vince might need the money pretty badly. That's good for the old "want to.")

-- Yesterday, BleacherReport.com had the following video of JaMarcus Russell "working out" for one of his several mentors, former NFL journeyman Jeff Garcia:

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"There you go, weight transfer"

What you trying to say, Garcia?


I'd say the three of them should be considered for "Biggest Loser: NFL Edition". Just sayin', NBC..


You're completely wrong on Russell, if he loses the weight he will get picked up somewhere. He has a cannon of an arm, all he lacked was motivation. There are teams that would be interested in a JaMarcus who cares about the team and himself. Don't count the guy out.

Vince Young on the other hand may get picked up by a a team for a practice squad, but I doubt he will ever get picked up.

Tebow needs to switch positions, or head to the CFL.

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