AJ McCarron has appeared in just six games over his two seasons since leaving Alabama, and his time may be coming to finally take the reigns of an NFL franchise.
CBS Sports’ Joel Corry details that the Cleveland Browns should trade for the former Alabama standout:
“McCarron, a 2014 fifth-round pick, might be a better fit requiring far less draft capital. Browns head coach Hue Jackson was the Bengals? offensive coordinator in 2014 and ?15 so he already knows McCarron?s capabilities. Giving up at least the 12th overall pick in this year?s draft would be a necessity with Garoppolo.”
Corry discusses the potential trade compensation should look like the Browns sending a 2017 second-round pick and a swap of 2017 third-round picks.
This follows reports from NFL.com?s Rapoport that if Garoppolo?s price tag is too high, the Browns could shift their focus on former Tide quarterback McCarron.
For what would be expected to be a lower price tag, Browns head coach Hue Jackson worked with McCarron during his time in Cincinnati.
McCarron was a fifth-round draft selection and has thrown for 854 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions during his short stint in the NFL.