Besides head coach Nick Saban, the face of Alabama football the past few years has been quarterback A.J. McCarron. Earlier this week, the three-year starter signed a Standard Representation Agreement with NFLPA Certified Contract Advisors, Todd France and Brian Ayrault, of Five Star Athlete Management. Five Star also recently signed top-rated defensive tackle, Louis Nix III, out of Notre Dame.
This past season, McCarron threw for 3,000-plus yards, 28 touchdowns, and seven interceptions. The three-time National Champion won both the Maxwell Award and the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award in 2013. His career-record as a starter is 36-3, giving him the most wins in Alabama football history.
According to NFLDraftScout.com, McCarron is the No. 8 best quarterback available in the 2014 NFL Draft while SBNation.com has him listed at No. 12. The Mobile, Alabama native is a projected third or fourth round selection in May. Yet, his recent decision to skip the Reese’s Senior Bowl on January 25 might have dire consequences, according to SB Nation Contributor, Mike Kaye.
“I really appreciate being invited to play in the Senior Bowl,” McCarron said. “It is quite an honor and something I’ve dreamed about while growing up in the Mobile area. However, at this time, I’m putting all of my focus and energy into preparing for the NFL Combine, pro day and the rest of the pre-draft evaluation process. Therefore, I won’t be taking part in the Senior Bowl.”
We will see if the decision comes back to haunt him in less than four months.
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