Friday, July 2, 2010
Wiley: Jets should sign JaMarcus Russell
ESPN analyst Marcellus Wiley says the New York Jets should take a chance on free-agent quarterback JaMarcus Russell as an inexpensive reclamation project.
Russell, the top pick of the 2007 draft, will go down as the biggest bust in NFL history if he can't bounce back from the Oakland Raiders catapulting him from their roster.
"In the situation the Jets have," Wiley said, "they have a head coach in Rex Ryan and an offensive coordinator, Brian Schottenheimer, who has experience working with some great quarterbacks and getting the best out of them, whether it's Drew Brees or Doug Flutie or Philip Rivers when he was in San Diego, and now with the Jets in Mark Sanchez.
"Obviously, there's not going to be any pressure for JaMarcus to get on the football field and play. So it would be smart to get the most out of him and use him as an asset for trade bait."