McCarron on the verge of becoming an NFL starter

If all goes according to plan, AJ McCarron will become a starting NFL quarterback one week shy of his 28th birthday.

Thursday’s ruling that McCarron is an unrestricted free agent took him one step closer to his ultimate goal of being a starting quarterback and championship quarterback in the NFL.
There’s no way of knowing where he will land, but there is a very high probability that he’s about to become one of the 32 starting quarterbacks in the NFL.

Think about how good you would have to be at your profession to still be employed if there were only 32 positions for insurance agents or bartenders or lawyers or taxi drivers or talk show hosts.
McCarron is still a long ways away but one gigantic step closer to accomplishing a feat that may have never been done before.

He was a state champion at St. Paul’s.

He was a multiple national champion at Alabama.

Now he has a chance to be a Super Bowl champion in the NFL.

Of course, just like in high school and college, reaching that goal has as much to do with everyone in the entire organization as it does any one player.
But the win this week means McCarron is at least on the verge of having a chance to prove he can win big as a pro just as he did in high school and college.

For Threaded Fasteners, I’m Randy Kennedy with Nuts and Bolts of the Game.

Stephen Root