Former No. 1 overall pick JaMarcus Russell has lost a ton of weight and is serious about trying to make an NFL roster for the first time since 2009.
That is a fact, folks.
Russell’s attempt at an NFL comeback is very real and Bleacher Report has been along for the entire ride.
In the latest episode, Russell demonstrates a wide variety of workouts and lets it be known that he has lost nearly 25 pounds in less than two months.
“In the first couple weeks, I could barely make it through the warmup the first day,” Russell said in an interview on the episode. “It was crazy. We’d go in and do the warmup, and I’d be here breathing like a fat man. Now I’m breathing pretty good.”
His most impressive feat in the episode, you ask?
His innate ability to balance his Beats By Dre headphones on his head in every single workout. We aren’t kidding. That takes some serious skill.
Russell looks like he’s on the road of redemption and his strength and conditioning coach Jeff Hurd says that “[he’d] be surprised if he’s not in somebody’s camp.”
One can only wonder where Russell might wind up. Wouldn’t it be funny if the new regime in Oakland kicked the tires on him to potentially backup Matt Flynn?