(CBS Sports) – Drafted first overall in 2007 following an MVP performance in the Sugar Bowl for LSU, JaMarcus Russell signed a six-year contract with the Raiders that included $31.5 milllion guaranteed. He was out of the league after three seasons.

Jeff Garcia, 42, who was in Raiders training camp with Russell in 2009, looks better equipped for an NFL comeback than Russell, 27. But the former 49er is now putting his mentoring helmet on to help the former Raider attempt a comeback.

Russell reportedly was down to 308 pounds when he announced his comeback recently.

“People are always saying that I’m a bust,” he told Yahoo! Sports. “I want to show them I’m not. I’m committed to this now.”

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