Raiders Paid Over $5 Million Per Win For JaMarcus Russell

We already gave you JaMarcus Russell's career numbers but even more impressive was how much money he was paid for such little production.

All in all, the Raiders will end up paying him $39 million for three years of service.

Andrew Brandt of National Football Post has a great behind-the-scenes look at Russell's contract. Here's the breakdown of money paid per year:

  • 2007: $3 million
  • 2008: $20 million
  • 2009: $13 million
  • 2010: $3 million (guaranteed)

That equates to over $5 million per game Russell won as a starter (7).

Money well spent, huh? 

Now let's compare that to the average person. Let's say you're making $50,000 per year at your job. How long did it take Russell to earn that?

  • .12 games
  • .07 touchdowns
  • 15.85 yard passing
  • 1.37 completions

Only in Oakland.

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