Finally, former Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron has found a new home in the NFL.
McCarron, who believed he’d be taken between picks No. 16 and 35, was selected in the 164th slot by the Cincinnati Bengals.
With Andy Dalton entering the final year of his contract and with an 0-3 record in the postseason, McCarron provides the Bengals with an intriguing Plan B, in the event the Bengals ultimately choose to move on from Bengals.
That said, the Bengals have shown no inclination to move on from Dalton. If they were truly looking for a potential replacement, the Bengals would have taken someone a lot earlier.
Still, the Bengals arguably got a bargain with McCarron, thanks to a self-assessment that one scout calls “delusional” and poor decision-making that included not attending the Senior Bowl.