Has JaMarcus Russell Eclipsed Ryan Leaf as the NFL’s Biggest Bust?

The only one happier than Raider Nation with the acquisition of former Redskin Jason Campbell must be former San Diego Charger bust Ryan Leaf.

For with JaMarcus Russell's exit from Oakland imminent, it could be said that Russell has officially surpassed Leaf as the NFL's biggest bust!

With a record of just 7-18 as a starter, Russell may have played his last game in a Raider uniform, and for all intents and purposes, played himself out of the National Football League forever!

Russell is just 25. It's hard to comprehend such a free-fall from the top of the NFL to the current depths of mediocrity and outright failure for the former No. 1 pick from LSU.

With just a 52 percent lifetime completion rate and only 18 touchdowns in three years, how does JaMarcus Russell reset his NFL career?

A change of scenery would do him some good.

His time in Oakland has been one of mutual frustration for both sides. Russell bypassed his rookie training camp, and the Raiders paid out a huge contract with zero return.

Raider icon and owner Al Davis is not one to pull the trigger on a player he believes in.

But in the case of Russell, his inability to learn the system or even maintain a marginal playing weight were all part of the failure of the former first-round choice of the silver and black!

For Oakland historically has been a place for second chances and problem players.

Otis Sistrunk. Ted Hendricks. Jim Plunkett. Bubba Smith. Lyle Alzado. Ronnie Lott. Ron Woodson. Greg Pruitt. Lincoln Kennedy.

All of these players came to Oakland to see their careers rejuvenated on the field.

It's a place where bad attitudes became championship caliber contributors to the franchise's overall commitment to excellence!

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