We don’t know where JaMarcus Russell will play football in 2010, but he will apparently only consider offers from teams that play on 100-yard fields.
Jason La Canfora of NFL Network reports that Russell doesn’t plan to play in the Arena Football League or Canadian Football League.
The mere fact that anyone is talking about Russell playing Arena football or Canadian football demonstrates just how far his stock has fallen since he was the first overall pick in the 2007 draft. Players with the talent to be the first pick in the draft don’t end up desperately seeking employment three years later unless they’ve fallen victim to a bad case of lethargy addiction.
However, Russell does have a good enough arm that it seems likely that some team will eventually offer him a contract. We just don’t know which team it will be.
And if it’s not an NFL team, we know the UFL is hiring quarterbacks.