JaMarcus Russell may have had a disappointing NFL career, but you can still make an astronomical amount of money as the first overall pick in the NFL Draft. Russell was out of the league after 3 lackluster seasons, but he still earned at least $30 million.
Pretty soon after his football career ended, his bank account emptied. The cause was poor financial management. These days JaMarcus Russell is back on his feet and giving back to his local community. He’s back in his hometown of Mobile, coaching quarterbacks at his alma mater.