We guess you could call this a major step in the comeback of former draft bust QB JaMarcus Russell. Whether it translates into a contract offer is another story.
"Positive reviews" was the phrase uttered by Michael C. Wright of ESPNChicago.com, according to a source who apparently witnessed Russell showcase his talents.
The source said that he 'showed a "big arm," had a "good, positive demeanor" and made it clear he had worked himself back into shape. Russell's timing and accuracy wasn't always there, but the source said the former No. 1 overall draft pick was solid considering the circumstances,' via NLF.com.
The Bears also worked out QBs Jordan Palmer and Trent Edwards on Friday, and it doesn't look like they'll be offering anything to any of them, including Russell. They're currently pretty stocked in the position with Josh McCown and Matt Blanchard backing up Jay Cutler, but due diligence is never a bad move in planning for the always uncertain future.
That being said, Russell basically just had his own version of a Pro Day, albeit for one team to watch. If anything, it shows he's serious about returning to the NFL; something other teams might take note of.