AJ McCarron RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jets reportedly rejected an AJ McCarron trade last year; may be fallback option now

    CBS Sports "The quarterback market is going to be wild when free agency opens and there are going to be a number of different teams chasing Kirk Cousins, including the Jets, who are reportedly willing to pay "whatever it takes" to land the would-be franchise quarterback. If that doesn't work out, though, New..." February 19

  • A.J. McCarron will get paid more this year than Andy Dalton

    Pro Football Talk "Some would say that the Bengals, now faced with A.J. McCarron becoming an unrestricted free agent, should choose McCarron over Andy Dalton. Apart from the team’s assessment of the two guys as players, there’s an important factor that is even more important to the Bengals, given that they are..." February 16

  • Browns & Vikings Teams To Watch For QB A.J. McCarron?

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Ian Rapoport, the Browns and Vikings are two teams to watch for free agent QB A.J. McCarron next month. McCarron officially won his grievance against the Bengals on Thursday and will now be an unrestricted free agent this offseason. Regarding the Browns, Cleveland nearly..." February 16

  • Bengals Won’t Face Penalty Over McCarron

    Pro Football Rumors "On Thursday, Bengals quarterback A.J. McCarron scored two victories against his employer. The most notable, of course, is that he will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason. The other W came in the way of restitution for the year he spent on the non-football injury (NFI) list. McCarron will..." February 16

  • AJ McCarron wins free agency grievance

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "AJ McCarron won his grievance against the Bengals and now Hue Jackson will try to give him a chance to win on the football field. Jackson didn't get his man the first time around because of the botched trade attempt, but now he's got another chance. McCarron, the Bengals' backup quarterback,..." February 15

  • Broncos may make a run at A.J. McCarron, if he’s an unrestricted free agent

    Pro Football Talk "Bengals quarterback A.J. McCarron will learn as soon as today whether he’ll be a restricted free agent or an unrestricted free agent in March. If it’s the latter, he could have a suitor in Colorado. Appearing on Wednesday’s PFT Live, Vic Lombardi if Altitude Sports Network said that the Broncos..." February 14

  • NFL Rumors: AJ McCarron could be a dark horse free agent

    Fanrag Sports "AJ McCarron was nearly freed from the captivity of his rookie contract with the Cincinnati Bengals last season. An agreed-upon trade would have shipped the Bengals’ backup quarterback to the Cleveland Browns for a second- and third-round draft pick, but of course, the Browns were too busy..." February 12

  • AJ McCarron: I wanted that opportunity to be traded to the Browns

    Pro Football Talk "Bengals backup quarterback AJ McCarron was nearly traded to the Browns, but the trade fell through when the proper paperwork wasn’t sent to the league office before the trade deadline. McCarron now says he wanted to be traded because he thought he could have started and won games in Cleveland,..." January 16

  • AJ McCarron reveals that he wanted to play for Hue Jackson

    247 Sports "The Cleveland Browns nearly completed a trade for Cincinnati Bengals quarterback AJ McCarron at the NFL trade deadline. The Bengals have their side of the story. The Browns have their side of the story. The only thing that is certain is that McCarron was looking forward to a chance to start in..." January 12

  • A.J. McCarron to learn free agent status on February 15

    Pro Football Talk "Quarterback A.J. McCarron came close to being traded to the Browns before last October’s trade deadline, but ultimately remained in Cincinnati for the rest of his fourth season with the Bengals. Players typically are on track for unrestricted free agency after four years, but McCarron’s..." January 01

  • Marvin Lewis: AJ McCarron will not start final games for Cincinnati Bengals

    Cincinnati Enquirer "If some paperwork had been filed properly, AJ McCarron wouldn’t be in this situation. A botched trade back on Oct. 31 by the Cleveland Browns kept the fourth-year quarterback in Cincinnati for the remainder of the 2017 season – and it looked like he would once again spend the season wondering..." December 19

  • Ruling on free-agent status of Bengals' AJ McCarron to come in February

    CBS Sports "The arbitration case to determine the free-agent status of Bengals quarterback AJ McCarron will be resolved in February, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation, with the NFLPA contending that McCarron should be an unrestricted free agent and the league contending he should..." December 10

  • Browns owner, head coach seen chatting up A.J. McCarron

    Yardbarker "In a situation that will likely cause red flags around both Cincinnati and the NFL, Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson and owner Jimmy Haslem were seen chatting with Bengals backup quarterback A.J. McCarron before kickoff Sunday afternoon. First off, we’re all going to be drawn to the..." November 26

  • Sashi Brown denies he sabotaged AJ McCarron trade

    Pro Football Talk "Browns Executive Vice President Sashi Brown is denying talk that he purposely sabotaged the team’s attempt to acquire quarterback AJ McCarron in a trade with the Bengals. The proposed trade fell through just before Tuesday’s NFL trade deadline, leading to some speculation that Brown purposely..." November 06

  • Could Bengals look to trade Andy Dalton, keep AJ McCarron?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Bengals came close to trading A.J. McCarron before last week’s deadline, but the deal fell through either because of incompetence, unwillingness, or both from the Browns. Cincinnati could explore moving McCarron again in the offseason, but what if they decided to hand him the reigns..." November 05

  • AJ McCarron Reportedly Files Grievance to Be 2018 UFA

    Bleacher Report "Quarterback AJ McCarron has reportedly filed a grievance against the Cincinnati Bengals in hopes of becoming an unrestricted free agent in 2018. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, "McCarron's grievance dates to his rookie season in 2014, when the Bengals drafted him in the fifth round. McCarron..." November 05

  • Browns Ownership Went “Nuclear” On Front Office Following Failed A.J. McCarron Trade

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that Browns owner Dee Haslam went “nuclear” on the front office after the team’s failed attempt to trade for Bengals backup QB A.J. McCarron. The Browns have been doing damage control the past 24 hours after reports mentioned that they bungled the..." November 02

  • A.J. McCarron Fighting For Unrestricted Free Agent Status

    Pro Football Rumors "Bengals quarterback A.J. McCarron found himself in the news this week when an oversight from the Browns prevented him from getting traded to Cleveland. But, he may have an opportunity to leave Cincinnati and join up with any team he chooses this spring. The NFLPA is fighting to change his status..." November 01

  • AJ McCarron Reportedly Was Nearly Traded to Browns Before Deadline

    Bleacher Report "The Cleveland Browns didn't improve their roster before Tuesday's trade deadline, but they almost acquired Cincinnati Bengals backup quarterback AJ McCarron. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Browns and Bengals discussed a deal that got "close" to completion, but nothing was..." October 31