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Can JaMarcus Russell Prove He Is an Elite Quarterback In 2009?

"With the first pick in the NFL Draft, the Oakland Raiders select...JaMarcus Russell, quarterback from LSU."

Many people believed in the 2007-2008 season that Russell would lead the Raiders and have a quality year. But Russell was in competition for the starting quarterback spot against three other quarterbacks.

There was Josh McCown, who did have some playing time in his career (mostly with Arizona), and he looked to lead the Raiders as well.

Also, there was Andrew Walter, who really didn't have that much experience but had some capability.

That season, Russell didn't start even though he did sign a valuable deal: A six-year, $68M contract. But Russell got that contract when the NFL season started so he held out of training camp.

Many ...

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