There doesn’t appear to be a need for you to rush out and buy JaMarcus Russell Jets jersey just yet.
Reports on Tuesday morning had the Jets holding “very exploratory, informal discussions” about the former first overall pick in the draft whose tenure with the Raiders came to an end after just 31 games. Those discussions may have taken place, but they aren’t leading anywhere.
PFT’s Mike Florio has been advised that the Jets have no interest in adding Russell to their current group of quarterbacks. It says plenty about that group of quarterbacks that a suggestion of adding Russell doesn’t sound completely out of whack, but it’s not surprising to learn that the Jets’ search might focus on players who have actually been playing football for the last three years.
Russell is working out in hopes of making a comeback to the NFL. He recently weighed in at 308 pounds, which suggests that there’s still a fair amount of work to be done before anyone will be having more than informal discussions about one of the bigger draft busts in recent history.