In an interview on the Dan Patrick Show, former Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron said he was not sure if he will throw at the combine next month. McCarron also defended his decision to not play in the Reese’s Senior Bowl by saying that he felt his career as the quarterback at Alabama was enough to stand on and he did not feel he had more to prove. Not only was this move scrutinized because of his draft prospects but also as the quarterback from Alabama and being from Mobile, where the game is played. Lastly, when asked about who he listens to when it comes to where he thinks he will go in the NFL Draft, McCarron said he does not listen to anyone.
After a career where McCarron basically never addressed media criticisms of him and his play in Tuscaloosa, McCarron has been far more proactive in defending himself and his decisions since his the season has ended. Not in a rabbit ears overly sensitive sense, but an assertive, set the record straight mentality.
Ultimately, it remains to be seen how McCarron’s strategy for approaching the draft pays off, but his path has been the most scrutinized of any prospect in this year’s group. If McCarron does not throw in Indianapolis at the combine, the next time the public will see him throw will be at his Pro Day, sometime in March or April.