T oday is a when Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron gets some attention for his play in the Alabama win over Texas A&M. McCarron has been on talk radio this morning and profiled in several stories from the Wall Street Journal to Mr. College Football. The storyline today is that AJ McCarron has emerged beyond the role of “game manager” and is now appreciated in his role as a playmaker. McCarron’s leadership on the big drives and his decision to urge coaches to put the ball into his hands on the final touchdown play are getting the Alabama QB some credit for his role in Alabama’s national championships.
AJ McCarron named SEC Player of the Week
Here is the official release from the SEC:
The Southeastern Conference on Monday announced its Football Players of the Week, recognizing performances from the third week of the 2013 season.
OFFENSIVE: AJ McCarron, QB, Alabama
• Completed 20-of-29 passes for a career-high 334 yards with 4 TD and 0 INT.
• 5-yard pass to Jalston Fowler with 2:28 left put UA up 49-35 and proved to be game-winner.
• Also had TD passes of 22, 44 and 51 yards (four different receivers for scores).
• Improved record as starter to 27-2, including a 15-0 mark away from Tuscaloosa.
• Now second in UA record backs for passing yardage (passing Brodie Croyle) with 6,400 yards.
• 4 TD passes tied his career-best.
• Also responsible for checking at line of scrimmage for run plays as Alabama totaled 234 yards on the ground (568 yards total)
• McCarron was the Athlon Sports National Player of the Week .
What do you think? What does this win do for AJ McCarron’s legacy as an Alabama quarterback? Is he the greatest of all? Share your thoughts.