Earlier in the week it was reported that Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron will not accept his invitation to the Senior Bowl, but after McCarron played one of his worst games of his college career could he be rethinking that decision?
“I’m trying to enjoy this last moment with my teammates and enjoy this time with my family,” he said. “When I announce it, you’ll hear it.”
Last Friday, McCarron said he’d wait until after the Sugar Bowl to make a final decision on the Senior Bowl and his mother Dee Dee Bonner said that no decision to attend or decline has been made, but after two poor decisions led to interceptions and a fumble led to 21 points by the victorious Oklahoma Sooners, he’s be wise to attend the game in his hometown of Mobile, Al.
McCarron threw for a career-high 387 yards after he completed 19 of 30 passes , but he was sacked seven times in his final game at Alabama. His 3,063 yards on the year broke Greg McElroy‘s single-season record of 2,987, but is this the way the storied career of one of college football’s finest quarterbacks wants to go out?
The Senior Bowl was extremely beneficial to former Florida State quarterback E.J. Manuel last season who rose from a Day 2 pick to the first quarterback taken and a first round pick.
McCarron isn’t likely to replicate that same feat, but he could endear himself to the NFL by accepting the invite and going through a week of practice to help erase the memories of the poor Sugar Bowl performance.
I bet he accepts the invitation to play the game in his hometown.