AJ McCarron RUMORS & NEWS

  • AJ McCarron not worrying about whether Bills draft a QB

    Clutch Points "The Buffalo Bills have been without a legitimate starting quarterback ever since they parted ways with Tyrod Taylor this offseason. They did make a deal for another quarterback in former Cincinnati Bengals backup AJ McCarron. That said, there is plenty of speculation that the Bills are among..." April 18

  • Patriots Have Reportedly Made Contract Offer To QB A.J. McCarron

    NFL Trade Rumors "Kirk Minihane of WEEI reports that the Patriots have made a contract offer to free agent QB A.J. McCarron. The only other reported interest in McCarron up to this point has come from the Cardinals before they agreed to sign Mike Glennon. McCarron, 27, is a former fifth-round pick of the..." March 14

  • AJ McCarron could be out of luck

    Pro Football Talk "In a league typically without enough bad quarterbacks to go around, there’s an unprecedented abundance of plausibly talented options in 2018. Even with multiple starting-caliber rookies in the draft pool, the pre-free agency period has resulted in too many asses, not enough seats. The primary..." March 13

  • A.J. McCarron Possible Broncos Backup Plan?

    Pro Football Rumors "A Kirk Cousins-to-Denver path has lost some steam over the past week or so, and although nothing’s been decided yet, the Broncos appear to have multiple contingency plans. Having been linked to Case Keenum throughout the offseason, the Broncos may now have A.J. McCarron on their radar. McCarron..." March 12

  • Are the Vikings prioritizing A.J. McCarron over Case Keenum?

    Sportsnaut "At this point it seems logical to conclude that the Minnesota Vikings will land the top free agent of the 2018 class in that of quarterback Kirk Cousins. League insiders believe Cousins will land with Minnesota. Meanwhile, at least one team interested in his services is worried that the Pro Bowler..." March 06

  • Report: Browns ‘exceedingly interested’ in signing AJ McCarron

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Browns are in a perfect position to draft one of the top quarterbacks in this year’s class, and it sounds like they also have a plan that would allow the rookie to develop rather than starting right away. Peter King of The MMQB reports that the Browns — and particularly head..." March 05

  • 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

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