AJ McCarron calls the New England Patriots the Alabama of pro football

Jan 2, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron (10) walks off the field following a loss to the Oklahoma Sooners in a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Oklahoma defeated Alabama 45-31. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 2, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron (10) walks off the field following a loss to the Oklahoma Sooners in a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Oklahoma defeated Alabama 45-31. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

There will be a lot of eyes on former Alabama Crimson Tide QB AJ McCarron this week at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, especially since the announcement late Thursday evening that he will participate fully, including throwing. With that, I’m sure we’ll hear a lot more comparisons, which have been rampant to begin with given his collegiate success.

With the way Alabama dominated, one constant comparison that we’ve heard is that of McCarron to New England Patriots three-time Super Bowl winning QB, Tom Brady. With the way both manage their offenses, it makes a bit of sense.

On Friday while speaking to the media at the Combine, McCarron made his own comparison, and it was between the Patriots franchise and the Alabama program he’s coming from.


All things considered, McCarron isn’t necessarily wrong. With the way both generally dominate, it’s easy to make that distinction.

Topics: 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, AJ McCarron

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