Russell, who last month weighed a not-so-svelte 308 pounds, began his training last Friday with former NFL quarterback Jeff Garcia at TEST Football Academy in San Diego.
Gbajabiamila: Lawsuits not for all
Akbar Gbajabiamila says former NFL players must think carefully before taking legal action related to concussions. More ...
The quarterback's progress is being documented by the Bleacher Report's Aaron Nagler, who posted the first video in Russell's workout journey on Sunday -- Nagler called it a "trailer."
It is clear that Russell still has a long way to go in the conditioning department. He was wiped out during passing drills by the end of the video. At first viewing, it's easy to say Garcia looks more impressive as a coach than Russell does in his workout.
However, in all fairness, we aren't privy to the length and depth of the entire workout. The former LSU star has a long, long way to go. What we will look for -- what Russell hopes to prove to at least one team -- is vast improvement with each workout, signifying a new dedication to his craft that the notoriously lazy quarterback lacked in his stint with the Raiders. Such famous lack of effort led him to being labeled one of the biggest draft busts in NFL history.