Jamarcus Russell’s poor work ethic was evident right around his waistline.
As most of us know, weight problems plagued Jamarcus Russell during much of his NFL career. At a certain point, he weighed about 325 pounds, which would be fine for a lineman, but not so much for a quarterback.
NFL weight: 265 pounds
Rookie year: 2007
Russell still isn’t “slim,” but still got in much better shape than he used to be.
In 2013, Russell attempted a comeback more than three years after his last NFL snap. Part of that comeback was losing 60 pounds to get back to 265 pounds, which is what he weighed when he was drafted. Russell got a tryout with the Bears but didn’t get signed despite the weight loss.
He remains one of the biggest busts in NFL history (in more ways than one).
Heaviest: 325 pounds
New weight: 265 pounds
Weight loss: 60 pounds