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Sensibilities of Griffin, Luck should ensure future success
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“A bust; talented but extremely disappointing; annually and incredibly overweight” -- those aren’t the words you want to hear when you’ve just paid a guy nearly $40 million to be your new quarterback. Unfortunately for the Oakland Raiders, that’s exactly what they got after the NFL Draft in 2007. Following conventional wisdom that year, the team picked former LSU quarterback JaMarcus Russell to lead the franchise into the future, a decision that rapidly became one of the biggest mistakes in NFL history.