A.J. McCarron is the latest QB to work out for the Browns


The Browns are expected to kick the tires on every quarterback prospect before the NFL draft, and next in line is Alabama’s A.J. McCarron.

McCarron is conducting a private workout today for the Browns, Adam Schefter ‏of ESPN reports.

Although McCarron was a Heisman Trophy runner-up at Alabama, he wouldn’t appear to be an option with the Browns’ first pick, No. 4 overall. He would also seem like a reach with the 26th overall pick, which the Browns acquired from the Colts in the Trent Richardson trade.

But he could be an option for the Browns with their second-round pick, or with either of their picks in the third round (the Browns have their own third-round pick and Pittsburgh’s, which it acquired in a draft-day trade last year when the Steelers wanted an extra pick to take safety Shamarko Thomas.)

The Browns currently have only two quarterbacks (Brian Hoyer and Alex Tanney) on the roster and will almost certainly draft at least one. If the Browns decide to go in another direction in the first round, McCarron could be the choice on Day Two of the draft.

10 responses to “A.J. McCarron is the latest QB to work out for the Browns

  1. If they do draft him or another QB near the top of the 2nd round wouldn’t it be prudent to trade into the 1st round so they can use the 5th year option if needed.

  2. I don’t think McCarron will fall to the second round. If he’s still there at #26, the Browns should grab him. I think his play and his personality would play far better than Johnny Football, in Cleveland.

    I’m also of the opinion that the Browns should grab a second QB like Mettenberg, Fales, Gilbert or Savage to compete with their first QB pick. Create some competition at the position. Create competition throughout the team. Make players want the f’n ball!

    Same reasoning behind taking WR Watkins (if available) at #4, or one of the top OT, if not. Can you imagine the competition between Gordon and Watkins? (That might keep Gordon clean, too)

    Any player bringing a negative attitude should find his ass rusting away on the bench and re-earning the privilege to play. ENOUGH of these Prima Donnas telling coaches what they will or will not do. (RG3 has to get over the RGme)

  3. Would be nice to see him picked with the 2nd pick in 3rd round or first in 4th. Moved to BHM, AL a few years ago and have had the chance to see him play live about 8 times and think he can be a game manager and leader in the NFL if given the chance. Serviceable clipboard holder at the very least.

  4. Does it really make a difference who’s in the pocket when your offensive staff doesn’t have a proven record of success? I can’t be the only person questioning the talent and play-calling ability of this coaching staff, supposedly “Godfathered” by Mike Pettine’s dad. It’s all Mike’s high school buddies and coaches who failed at other teams (remember RGIII???).

    On an unrelated note, does anyone else find it humorous that the head coach’s name needs to be spelled phonetically on the Browns’ website? Shows how well known he is…oh wait.

    I wonder if Haslam be able to participate in head coaching interviews from the slammer come January…

  5. luz56 says: Apr 16, 2014 10:41 AM

    I like this kid… With the proper team and coaching …look out
    i’m sure you can say that about 7 of that top 10 QBs coming out.

  6. I wouldn’t be surprised if McCarron gets picked up late, very late. But I would be surprised to see him get a final roster spot. 3rd string clipboard holder. But for Cleveland’s sake just pass this one on, otherwise it’ll just be another name to add to the ever growing list of Browns QB’s.

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