Several weeks ago, we reported that the Cardinals could be interested in quarterback Marc Bulger. Though the report came into question, we stood by it.
And we’ve been vindicated, sort of, by Jason Cole’s recent report that Bulger remains on the radar screen, given that neither Matt Leinart nor Derek Anderson are lighting it up in offseason workouts.
But there’s another quarterback who should be kept in mind: JaMarcus Russell.
Now that you have climbed back into your chair after laughing so hard that you fell out of it, keep one key fact in mind. Russell is represented by Ethan Lock, the long-time partner of Eric Metz, whose clients include Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt.
Though there’s no guarantee that the connection would prompt Whisenhunt to give Russell a chance, Metz could try to subtly — and persistently — lobby Whisenhunt to take a shot at the No. 1 overall pick in the 2007 draft.
Before Russell lands anywhere, he needs to get himself ready for his next opportunity. Cole reports that Russell will be heading to Arizona to lose at least 25 pounds before trying to get another NFL job.
So, basically, Russell’s chance of ending up in Arizona depends on his ability to meet his goal of losing at least 25 pounds in his upcoming visit there.