Bengals Roster Breakdown, 90-in-90: AJ McCarron patient, but eager to start – Cincinnati Benegals News

Bengals Roster Breakdown, 90-in-90: AJ McCarron patient, but eager to start – Cincinnati Benegals News

Many thought with the premium placed on starter caliber quarterbacks, AJ McCarron would have been traded by now. But here we are, just two months away from the start of the 2017 NFL regular season, and it doesn’t look like the former Alabama star is going anywhere. While many Cincinnati Bengals fans are frustrated, as they were hoping to get some compensation in exchange for a guy who is unlikely to see any meaningful snaps, the higher ups in Cincinnati are likely right in holding out for the ideal offer or hanging onto a valuable backup quarterback.

So where could McCarron end up if he does indeed get traded? Watch the following video to find out.

And assuming he doesn’t get traded, let’s continue on to his place on the roster in 2017.

AJ McCarron

Age: 26

Experience: Fourth year player

Position: Quarterback

Height: 6’3″

Weight: 210 pounds

College: Alabama

Contract Status

McCarron is entering the fourth and final year of a rookie deal he signed in 2014. He will make $690,000 this year with a cap hit of $735,413, according to Over The Cap. Whether he will be a restricted or unrestricted free agent next year is something that still needs to be resolved. The Bengals believe his rookie year shouldn’t count as a whole season (which would make him a RFA), while McCarron’s side disagrees, and believes he should be allowed to hit the open market as an URFA. “That’s for the lawyers,” McCarron said regarding his free agent status.

Trade prospects

It seems unlikely he gets traded at this point, barring a major injury to a starting quarterback for a team that wants to win now. But as things currently stand,…

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