A.J. McCarron won a state championship in high school football. He won three national championships in college football for the Alabama Crimson Tide. He was named a first-team All American in 2013 for Alabama, and also won the Maxwell Award and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award that season. He’s played 11 games in the NFL and has gone 2-1 as a starting quarterback.
But McCarron says his favorite moment ever playing football came on Thursday night. In a Week 4 preseason game. In a game he completed just 13-of-34 passes, threw two interceptions (including a pick-six), and was sacked five times. Against the Chicago Bears’ backups.
— Nick Wojton (@Nick_Wojton) August 31, 2018
The Bills trailed 27-3, until McCarron led them to a 25-point fourth quarter and 28-27 victory. So, it was an incredible comeback, but again, against the Bears’ backups — and by the fourth quarter, few players that will be on Chicago’s 53-man roster — in an exhibition game.
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) August 31, 2018
Not only did McCarron say the comeback is the most fun he’s had playing football at any level, but while the comeback was in-progress, he told his teammates that it would be “legendary.”
AJ McCarron said that comeback was the most fun he's ever had at any level. Told his teammates beforehand they were about to go down and win and it would be legendary.
— Matthew Fairburn (@MatthewFairburn) August 31, 2018
"First I said, watch this. We're going to go down and win. You're going to remember this for a long time. Then I said this is going to be legendary."
— Jon Scott (@JonScottTV) August 31, 2018
“‘We’re going to go down and win. You’re going to remember this for a long time.’ Then I said ‘This is going to be legendary.'”
That’s great that McCarron and the Bills enjoyed the comeback, but *legendary*? A preseason game against backups? That’s probably pushing it just a tad, A.J.