AJ McCarron

AJ McCarron

Height: 6' 3"Weight: 215 lbsAge: 28College: AlabamaDrafted: #164 (5th Rd. by Cincinnati)

2019 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
3rd easiest for QBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #494
Best / Worst #292 / #580


AJ McCarron signing with Texans

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports the Texans are signing AJ McCarron as their backup quarterback.

Fantasy Impact

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 sees action in fourth quarter of loss to 49ers

A.J. McCarron completed 1-of-3 passes for 8 yards in the Raiders' 34-3 loss to the 49ers Thursday night.

Fantasy Impact

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.

Justin Mackey34 weeks ago
A.J. McCarron traded to Raiders

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Bills have traded QB A.J. McCarron to the Raiders.

Fantasy Impact

Following a horrific showing at training camp and in the preseason -- he was outplayed by both Josh Allen and Nathan Peterman -- McCarron finds himself with his third team in two seasons. He will backup Derek Carr in Oakland. While he is an upgrade over Connor Cook and E.J.Manuel, it isn't by much.

A.J. McCarron suffers broken collarbone against Browns

Vic Carucci is reporting that "Bills QB AJ McCarron suffered a hairline fracture of the collarbone in the first quarter of tonight's preseason game vs. Browns, The Buffalo News has learned."

Fantasy Impact

While no timeline is yet announced, it's probably safe to assume that McCarron won't be starting Week 1. This pretty much squashes any fantasy football draft value he had, which was limited to 2QB leagues as is. Nathan Peterman has been running second this off-season, and seems like the best bet to start, but it's possible the Bills see this as an opportunity to let Josh Allen take the reins. We'll know more in the coming days.

AJ McCarron injured at Bills' practice

ESPN Buffalo Bills reporter Mike Rodak tweeted that presumptive Buffalo Bills starting quarterback AJ McCarron injured his lower right leg or ankle during the team's Sunday practice. McCarron was checked out by trainers but angrily threw his helmet to the ground before eventually returning to practice a few moments later.

Fantasy Impact

McCarron signed a two-year, $10 million deal and was expected to be the club's starter but hasn't done anything noteworthy so far in training camp while Josh Allen has had his moments. While McCarron is still considered the favorite to open the season as Buffalo's starter, Allen is gaining ground and McCarron may not hold onto that job for long. McCarron only has fantasy value in 2QB or superflex leagues as a middling QB3.