Will JaMarcus Russell Take a Bite Out of the Big Apple?


LaDainian Tomlinson, Antonio Cromartie, Santonio Holmes, Jason Taylor….JaMarcus Russell?

After signing a bunch of big-name players this offseason, ESPN is reporting that the New York Jets may be interested in former Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell.

From ESPN.com:

The Jets have received positive reports on JaMarcus Russell, but don’t jump to conclusions here. Frankly, Russell in New York would be a disaster. There are many reasons why it wouldn’t work, but let’s keep it to one: He’s an all-time underachiever, and you don’t want those kinds of players messing with your chemistry. You also don’t want him hanging around your young franchise quarterback, Mark Sanchez, who is the anti-JaMarcus.

But, at the same time, it’s a thin quarterback market and the Jets are getting their ducks in a row, just in case Brunell falls through. Something tells me they’d sooner stick with Kellen Clemens than hand the No. 2 job to Russell, but he’s worth mentioning because he’s a big name – and a big quarterback. Too big.

Well, we know one thing: If nothing else, JaMarcus will take full advantage of New York’s night life and famous eateries.

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