JaMarcus Russell Net Worth
JaMarcus Russell net worth, career earnings and salary: JaMarcus Russell is a former American professional football player who has a net worth of $9 million. In 2007 JaMarcus Russell signed a 6 year, $68 million contract with the Oakland Raiders, of which $32 million was guaranteed. His career in the NFL wound up being very short lived. He was released by the Raiders in 2010. Russell remains a free agent and his future in the NFL is unlikely. Russell began his path to a career in football as a child, playing in high school before being signed to Louisiana State University in 2003. By the 2005 season, Russell was the starting quarterback for LSU. From there, Russell was a first round draft pick by the Oakland Raiders in the 2007 NFL Draft. His career got off to an inauspicious start when Russell held out during training camp due to contract negotiations. He made his first professional football appearance on December 2, 2007 when he came in during the second quarter against the Denver Broncos. He completed 4 out of 7 passes for a total gain of 56 yards. From there, Russell eventually became the starter for the Raiders in 2009. After the 2009 season, Russell reportedly arrived at the 2010 training camp very overweight, at 290 pounds. He was soon released from the Raiders. Russell is considered one of the biggest busts in NFL history. He played a total of 31 games in which he had a 52.1 completion percentage, 18 touchdowns and 23 interceptions. During his three disappointing seasons in the NFL, he collected around $39 million in salary. At one point the Raiders actually sued JaMarcus in an attempt to recoup $9 million worth of payments. In the end the Raiders actually ended up having to pay HIM $3 million additional dollars. When you add it all up, JaMarcus earned $100,000 per completion during his NFL career.
Financial problems: Incredibly, even after earning $39 million in the NFL before taxes, in 2011 his $2.4 million Oakland mansion fell into foreclosure after JaMarcus failed to pay over $200,000 in mortgage payments. Around the same time, the state of California listed him as one of its largest income tax delinquents after he was hit was a $223,180 tax lien connected to his 2008 earnings. He eventually paid this debt off.
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JaMarcus Russell Earnings
- Oakland Raiders (2009-10)$11,255,440
- Oakland Raiders (2008-09)$16,872,400
- Oakland Raiders (2007-08)$2,976,320