Facts of Jamarcus Russell Networth
|Full Name||Jamarcus Russell|
|Birth Name||Jamarcus Trennel Russell|
|Father Name||Bobby Lloyd|
|Mother Name||Zina L. Russell|
|Date of Birth||August 9,1985|
What Is The Net Worth Of JaMarcus Russell?
JaMarcus Russell is a former American Football Quarterback with a net worth of around $9 million. He played college football at Louisiana State University where he finished 21-4 as a starter and was named MVP of the tournament in 2007.
He was then selected by the Oakland Raiders with the first overall pick in the 2007 NFL draft, but held out until the Raiders signed a $61 million contract with him with $32 million as guarantee.
Net Worth Details: Career flop and bust (Stats)
After signing the $61 million contract with the Raiders, he didn’t play as a starter in the 2007 season. The coach had stated:
"That way we can really control what he is doing, play for this set amount of time for this many plays. He doesn't have to have everything mastered,"
Before his career Russell had self-claimed:
"I've been playing quarterback ever since. I was always bigger and taller than the other kids, and I was always able to throw it a pretty good length of the field."
Russell made his start in the 2007 season in the final game against San Diego Chargers. He got injured in the game and was later replaced by Andrew Walter.
His 2008 season saw moderate success. He finished the season with back to back games against Houston Texas ad Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
In August, Russell was named starter for the Raiders’ 2009 season. He was later pushed to number 3, behind Bruce Gradkowski and Charlie Frye, due to his inconsistent performance.
He played the final minutes of the seasons’ last game against Denver Broncos that resulted in a win, but would also be his last game with the Raiders. He finished the 2009 season with the lowest rating quarterback in all statistical aspects.
These are his career stats:
|Passing Yards||4,083 yards|
After being released by the Raiders, Russell became a free agent but was not picked by any team. He reportedly tried out for NFL in 2013 and 2016 but failed on both occasions.
NFL.com’s Steve Wyche claimed Russell to be the biggest draft bust in NFL history and ESPN called Russell a “talented but extremely disappointing” quarterback. A far cry from the golden generation of quarterbacks including Carson Palmer, Aaron Rodgers, Alexander Smith and Tom Brady among many others.
JaMarcus Russell’s House and Cars
Russell bought a 5,800 square feet house worth millions in 2007, even before he signed his massive Oakland Raiders contract in 2007.
Not being able to support the home, he defaulted to mortgages that amounted to $195,500 for the house last year and sold it for 40% less than what he paid.
He owned expensive cars at one point, but after his career took a hit, he sold most of them, including a Bentley, Cadillac among others
Charity, Tax, And Insurance
He had his own foundation under the name Jamarcus Russell Foundation For Academic & athletic Excellence, but the organization has ceased operations for failure to file a form to the IRS for 3 consecutive years. His insurance details are not known.
The Personal Life Of JaMarcus Russell
JaMarcus Russell was born on August 9, 1985 in Mobile, Alabama, to parents Bobby Lloyd and Zina L. Russell Anderson.
He started playing football in Lillie B. Williamson High School for 4 years under head coach Bobby Parrish.
Age & Height
JaMarcus is 34 years of age. He stands 198 cm or 6 feet 6 inches.
Russell was arrested on July 5, 2010 for possession on non-prescribed codeine syrup.
He was pleaded non-guilty for possession of a controlled substance.