QB - HOU
This Week Outlook
AJ McCarron completed 21 of 36 passes for 225 yards and an interception in the team's Week 17 loss to the Titans. He added five rushes for 39 yards and a score.
McCarron received his first start since 2015 with Deshaun Watson getting the day off. The Texans decided to rest some starters with their playoff matchup having already decided. McCarron will back into a backup role once the playoffs start.
AJ McCarron (thumb) had the cast removed from his hand and threw during warmups prior to Thursday's preseason finale against the Rams, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
McCarron missed the preseason with his thumb injury but should be ready to go for Week 1 to back up Deshaun Watson at QB. McCarron has passed for 928 career yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions and rushed for two scores in his NFL career.
Texans QB AJ McCarron (thumb) could miss the entire preseason with a thumb injury.
McCarron suffered the thumb injury during a practice against the Packers. If McCarron will indeed miss the remainder of the preseason, the Texans will have to sign a quarterback off the street.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports the Texans are signing AJ McCarron as their backup quarterback.
McCarron will replace Brandon Weeden as Deshaun Watson's backup. The 28-year-old is unlikely to ever get another starting job in the NFL.
A.J. McCarron completed 1-of-3 passes for 8 yards in the Raiders' 34-3 loss to the 49ers Thursday night.
McCarron entered the game in the fourth quarter with starter Derek Carr having been sacked seven times in the contest. He threw just three passes and was sacked once himself in the loss to San Francisco.