AJ McCarron: Not in my DNA to worry about rookie QB

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Bills General Manager Brandon Beane spoke to reporters on Monday and said that he didn’t feel the team is obligated to take a quarterback early in this year’s draft, but he also said it is one of his main job responsibilities to identify and acquire the franchise quarterback that’s been missing from Buffalo for quite a while.

We’ll know soon enough if the Bills are going that route in the first round, but AJ McCarron said he’s not going to spend the next week fretting about the possibility. McCarron signed a two-year, $10 million contract with the Bills this offseason that led most people to label him as a bridge quarterback pending the addition of a rookie.

At a Tuesday press conference, however, McCarron said that it is not in his “DNA” to think about what other moves the Bills will be making this offseason. He said he has confidence in his ability to handle the job in Buffalo and is focused on being the best possible leader for the team rather than the team’s draft plans.

McCarron can’t do much other than that at this point. Whatever Buffalo does next week, McCarron has to know his future as a starter in the NFL with the Bills or anyone else will come down to what he shows in the coming months.

13 responses to “AJ McCarron: Not in my DNA to worry about rookie QB

  1. I like this dude. The Bills wont cut their nose to spit their face (we hope) but at the same time, with all the picks, all the QBs, the Bills almost HAVE to trade up and get one of the 4 – Josh Allen is a no-go for this Bills fan, if I wanted an accuracy issue with my QB, just could have kept Tyrod.

  2. AJ McCarron is awfully arrogant for a guy who couldn’t beat out Andy Dalton! I guess a certain arrogance is required to be in the NFL.

  3. if I wanted an accuracy issue with my QB, just could have kept Tyrod.

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    Josh Allen IS A GO for this fan. I agree about Tyrod but Josh Allen didn’t have real receivers that could catch and/or/hang on to the ball.

  4. not a single draft prospect (QB) looks to be a sure fire #1.. is there a year in the past that had 4 high profile busts?, because i feel like its coming.. in the last 3 years there have been at least 3 QBs each year that look better coming out of college then all these guys.

  5. With Peterman and McCarron, Bills might have their franchise QB already on the roster. With that said, I would still want them to hedge their bet and draft a QB.

  6. newenglandcheetahs says:
    April 17, 2018 at 2:32 pm
    I like this dude. The Bills wont cut their nose to spit their face (we hope) but at the same time, with all the picks, all the QBs, the Bills almost HAVE to trade up and get one of the 4 – Josh Allen is a no-go for this Bills fan, if I wanted an accuracy issue with my QB, just could have kept Tyrod.

    You could be a Bills fan or a football fan. Tyrod Taylor has a career 62.4 completion percentage with very few receivers. He was actually slightly higher with the Bills with no receivers. Tom Brady’s is 63.9 with pretty reliable receivers. Allen might not be the future (I think he sits behind a decent QB he ends up ok) but Taylor wasn’t the failure Bills fans seem to think he was. He did bring you to a playoff for the first time in a generation. With McCarron might be the last time in another generation.

  7. If McCarron gets the opportunity, I would bet he’s going to be good. Peterman will likely be better as well, though he couldn’t actually be much worse…

  8. McCarron is going into Training Camp with a chip on his shoulder and the drive to succeed. So many have already written him off before seeing what he has to offer. His sample of regular season work is pretty small, but for what is out there between mop up duty & that Playoff game against Pittsburgh he looks pretty solid. With the cost of what it would take for Buffalo to move up into the 2nd spot in the draft it wouldn’t surprise me to see them roll with AJ for 2018 and gear up for 2019 for their QB of the future. If McCarron proves the doubters wrong, then 2019 can be focused on another position of need. Either way I believe the Bills hand is being forced barring a QB falling to them or the NYG getting desperate. It’s just not worth giving up 3/4 of your draft possessions for a 50-50 QB.

  9. rkt4mayor says:

    April 17, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    AJ McCarron is awfully arrogant for a guy who couldn’t beat out Andy Dalton! I guess a certain arrogance is required to be in the NFL.
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    AJ is the opposite of arrogant- he was a back up qb in Cincy and played his part to perfection, always said and did the right thing putting team first. There was never a competition for him to have the opportunity to beat out Andy.

  10. All you Peterman homers need to cut it out… Peterman STINKS. I repeat. NATHAN PETERMAN STINKSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

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