Jamarcus Russell gave a rare interview during a recent podcast episode of The Pivot, and reflected on his failed NFL career.

“I would say my shit didn’t turn out how I wanted it to, or not how they expected it to,” Russell said. “If you’re going to call my a bust, put the biggest on that mother——. That does not bother me. That is not in my world. It doesn’t apply to anything I have going on.”

Russell, a standout at LSU, was the No. 1 NFL draft choice in 2007 but released by Oakland after 3 disappointing seasons.

Over 3 NFL seasons, Russell completed 52.1 percent of his passes (354 of 680) for 4,083 yards, 18 touchdowns, 23 interceptions, and a passer rating of 65.2.

In 2008, he completed 198 of 368 passes for 2,423 yards, 13 touchdowns, eight interceptions, and a passer rating of 77.1. But in 2009, Russell was benched and the team released him in May 2010.

Russell appears to be starting a new chapter in his life, and is in a better place now to reflect on his NFL career.

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