The Price Of JaMarcus

Well he got a 24 on his Wonderlic. Clearly he was smart enough! Whatever. Here's Andrew Brandt attempting to break down the cost:

There you have it: $39.4M in cash committed with a potential $18M cap hit for a player it appears the Raiders can't purge soon enough.

It's hard to believe there's ever been so much paid for so little.

Russell should be financially secure for life as well as his family. But he may soon have to declare bankruptcy on his career.

I don't know. Knowing Al Davis, if not JaMarcus, it would have been someone else. Also, I'd probably throw out his rookie year in these calculations. But that said, even with Sunday's victory, he really seems headed for bustville. He needed some actual coaching around him, and an organization that cared.