AJ McCarron gets a two-year deal with the Bills

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The Bills have their quarterback, and AJ McCarron finally has a new home.

Buffalo announced a two-year deal with McCarron on Wednesday night.

It likely took longer than what McCarron anticipated to find a starting job after he earned his free agency in a grievance decision over the Bengals last month.

The Bills were in desperate need of a quarterback, having traded Tyrod Taylor. They may still draft one in the first round, but McCarron at least provides a stopgap.

He has four career starts, including one in the postseason, replacing an injured Andy Dalton in 2015. He has 920 career passing yards with six touchdowns and two interceptions in 11 games.

58 responses to “AJ McCarron gets a two-year deal with the Bills

  1. Bills fans have to be ecstatic they finally have a coaching staff and front office that knows what they’re doing…good move now go get Rosen or Mayfield in the top 5

  2. 2 years? is he stupid? he took a 2 year deal to play in buffalo because daboll is there and daboll spent 1 year at bama?

    buffalo is knee jerking moves left anf right like they always do

    never a real plan, just all on the fly knee jerk fa moves every 2 years

    same old same old

  3. This looks like a fine deal for a guy not good enough to beat out Andy Dalton. I do hope he does well.

  4. That is surprising. When Teddy Bridgewater went down in 2016 Zimmer coming from Cinci the Vikings tried to trade for McCarron and were turned down before they traded for Bradford.

  5. How does a backup QB provide a stop gap?
    McCarron hasn’t proven a thing.
    The Bills are stupid to have done this.
    By all means draft a QB.
    But don’t waste cap money on a backup, find one off teh street.

  6. Don’t know how he’ll do but I will say when he took over for Dalton, he had a great attitude and showed a lot of leadership qualities you want to see in your QB. Something Dalton does not have.

  7. The man won how many National Championship game? He played very well in place of Dalton, and if I am not mistaken, many Bengal fans wanted him to play over Dalton for awhile. I am extremely curious about Bengals feel about this move, now I must also say that he won’t have AJ Green here. I definitely think he deserves a chance to COMPETE for the starting gig here in Buffalo and as Nick Foles just proved a good back up can make all the difference. It was also smart for the bills to wait for the QB market to effectively dry up and swoop in and sign him for what I am sure is much lower than he wanted. All in all I think this was a sauve move by McBeane. Guess time will tell though

  8. AJ McCarron is a fine QB, unfortunately he’s not good enough to make up for the shortcomings of this front office. The Bills are a complete mess, a team with no real plan. Looks like they plan on battling the Bears, Browns, and Jets for that number 1 pick I’m next years draft.

  9. It will probably McCown starting against the Bills, not Bridgewater. He beat Buffalo last year and the Jets got allot better, also.

  10. Nice acquisition because you’re in dream world if you think you’re trading up to our 2 spot with just those 2 firsts. Hope you also acquired some KY.

  11. As a Bengal Fan I think the Bills made a great signing here. Trust me they’ll be happy with A.J. For the life of me I can understand why the Cardinals signed Bradford instead of A.J.

  12. joshhatesthesteelers says:
    March 14, 2018 at 8:14 pm
    AJ McCarron is a fine QB, unfortunately he’s not good enough to make up for the shortcomings of this front office. The Bills are a complete mess, a team with no real plan. Looks like they plan on battling the Bears, Browns, and Jets for that number 1 pick I’m next years draft.
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    Playoffs with rookie coach. 6 picks (2 firsts) in the first 3 rounds. Trades that have cleared crazy cap space for 2019. Yeah, that front office is a hot mess alright.

  13. justintuckrule says:
    March 14, 2018 at 8:33 pm
    Nice acquisition because you’re in dream world if you think you’re trading up to our 2 spot with just those 2 firsts. Hope you also acquired some KY
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    Gettleman and Beane are good friends from Carolina days. If the Giants don’t deal the Colts will. Take your medicine like a good boy now.

  14. Well it is an improvement over Peterman but if the Bills are going into 2018 with AJ McCarron as their starting QB it is going to be an ugly, ugly season for Bills fans. There was a reason he couldn’t win the starting job in Cincinnati and was last picked in free agency!

  15. I think most of America is rooting for this to work out. We all want someone to compete for the division for once, and Buffalo isn’t so loathesome as NY or MIA

  16. Nice acquisition because you’re in dream world if you think you’re trading up to our 2 spot with just those 2 firsts. Hope you also acquired some KY.
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    Don’t know who said just the two firsts, because it doesn’t add up. The Eagles didn’t have as far to go as the Bills do, so they got off cheaper. For the Bills, I would expect at least the 2 firsts, the high second and high third. Beane might even have to throw in a 19 1st or 2nd rounder. you’ll get your haul.

  17. Well it is an improvement over Peterman but if the Bills are going into 2018 with AJ McCarron as their starting QB it is going to be an ugly, ugly season for Bills fans.
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    The fact is that the team which apparently overachieved in 2017 wasn’t going to do better this year with Taylor AND AJ will cost half what Tyrod did. The important thing is to get their “guy” in the draft and then build the roster while maintaining fiscal discipline. If the Bills take a step back under AJ, no one would be shocked. If he sets the world on fire, then Buffalo will have close to the same kind of QB situation has this year. Not a bad situation to be in.

  18. Never understood the hate against this guy. He broke SEC passing records, he read defenses fairly accurate which is a plus playing against great SEC defenses, and he knows how to win. Yes he has an average arm and was surrounded by great talent but guess what folks, so was Brady when he first came into the league. Can’t hold that against him.

  19. If I was the Bills GM I would’ve traded for Nick Foles but I am not and the guy who is feels that giving away all of your valuable draft picks in 2018 and 2019 is worth it for Mayfield, Rosen, Darnold, or Allen. One of them will go to Cleveland number 1 overall. Ask yourself if any of the remaining 3 are worth multiple high picks? Smarter if you don’t want to trade for Foles to stay put at 12 and grab a QB instead of giving away a lot of future talent for one of these QBs.

  20. does a backup QB provide a stop gap?
    McCarron hasn’t proven a thing.
    The Bills are stupid to have done this.
    By all means draft a QB.
    But don’t waste cap money on a backup, find one off teh street.

    News flash: even the guy off the street will cost something. And all teams have backups that cost cap money and…,,,,oh forget it, it’s like talking to a brick wall, if said brick wall had brain damage.

  21. AJ was closer to winning his playoff game than Tyrod was to winning his. Tyrod’s defense kept him in his playoff game, AJ’s (knucklehead) defense cost him his. This is an upgrade for Buffalo.

  22. rkt4mayor says:
    Ask yourself if any of the remaining 3 are worth multiple high picks?
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    The real question is whether Beane, McDormand and Daboll feel that any of the three remaining QBs are worth multiple high picks. If you haven’t bought into “The Process” by this point, then you have a long, frustrating season ahead of you. And its any of the top four QBs as Cleveland will grab Barkley in the first round.

  23. indiapalealeblog says:
    By all means draft a QB.
    But don’t waste cap money on a backup, find one off the street.
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    The Bills already have. His name is Peterman.

  24. The way some people are talking in here, I don’t know who are we trading up to get…
    Is it a combination of Joe Theismann, Steve Young, Joe Montana and a supersized version of Jim Kelly..???
    Or for a college kid that maybe doesn’t know how to whip his arse once he gets to the NFL…???
    Two 1st. rounders, two seconds, two thirds…wowwwwwww

  25. skawh says:
    March 14, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    Good for AJ, you now have your shot. Make the most of it!

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    Until the Bills trade up to draft a QB, breathing down his neck…

  26. exinsidetrader says:
    March 14, 2018 at 9:43 pm
    Patriots pretended they were interested so Bills would jump on him. The more things change…
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    Those sneaky Patriots! They tricked the Bills in acquiring a bridge back up type QB on a back breaking, cap consuming contract. The horror!

  27. omeimontis says:
    March 14, 2018 at 8:11 pm
    The quarterback of an NCAA football champion cannot be that bad. LOL
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    Brodie Croyle says “Hold my beer…”

  28. He’s not making starter money. I have to assume they’re still planning to draft a QB pretty high up.

  29. AJ Mccarron is finally getting the opportunity to show his true talents. I pray that AJ will finally be playing with the first team! God Bless you and your beautiful family. You are loved and appreciated by multiple thousands of fans.
    God Bless You and Keep You Safe and well!

  30. I pray that AJ will finally be playing with the first team! God Bless you and your beautiful family. You are loved and appreciated by multiple thousands of fans.
    God Bless You and Keep You Safe and well!

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