Note what I wrote below in February 2013 on another thread when we had heard he had dropped from 320 to 308 probably by cutting out one of five or six daily meals.
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Give him high credit now only three months later, as Russell is back to 265 as was his NFL draft weight! And he's assembled quite the team of advisors and trainers such that he would appear to have some credibility. We cannot call it a come back though, as he is a never-was not a has-been, but he is on to something.
Either an NFL team will sign him by the end of June, or he'll be off to the CFL he claims.
He even was so low that he was drinking a "purple drank" that had codeine in it, and having had a prescription with it in it back in December for such cough syrup after an upper respiratory infection I can tell you the high is no joke but it's not something you ever want to go back to for sure.
If the odds were compelling enough, given that he's down to 265 from 320 in such a short time, right now I would bet small money on Russell and not bet on Tebow to be again a pro QB in the NFL or CFL.
Of course either the NFL or CFL would be foolish to bet large sums and to offer more than a two-year deal with a one-way out and to offer much guaranteed money.
If that fat tub came to the CFL and the owner would be dumb enough not to shut that door as soon as he and his agent showed up, that team deserves what they get but because the league is only 8 teams I don't want this for ANY team not even Saskatchewan or the Bombers.
This is not even fool's gold folks. It would be fool's tin.
It was a joke when we first heard about his comeback a few weeks ago. Mark Schlereth, a former top lineman, talked about what a joke it was to brag that you had cut down already from 320 to 308. His question was as paraphrased, "What in the world did you just stop eating altogether to get to 320?"
Word is back in his awful days in Oakland that he would have often two Wendy's cheeseburgers waiting for him after practice.
He started in 2007 at for him a healthy 265 and was already the biggest QB in the league, but by 2009 his playing weight ballooned to 290 and counting!
Take a look at this nice summary of when the Redskins apparently gave him the roll-around instead of the run-around in 2010 during the failed regime of Jim Zorn and Vinny Cerrato:
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