JaMarcus Russell is doing just fine without football
While life wasn’t ideal with the Raiders, things seem to have gotten considerably better for the infamous first-overall pick.
“My pivot was after football, to becoming a human being again. You have to recalibrate that. I’m still working on becoming a better person day-by-day”.
To Russell’s credit, him telling his truth is refreshing. Russell appears open as he tells what he believes to be his truth, and genuinely in a great frame of mind. While we wish he handled his business differently in Oakland, it sounds like he has some regrets of his own.
“I regret that I couldn’t be that guy. Forget who everyone else wanted me to be, it was about who I wanted to be for myself”.
That’s the past, though, and Russell tries not to live in the past too much.
The Las Vegas Raiders have a special kicker in Daniel Carlson, and in 2022, the success of the team could hinge on his strong right leg.
“I’m doing well and I’m living life”.