Believe it or not, former Alabama QB AJ McCarron is still in the NFL.
The six-year NFL QB announced on Tuesday that he’s re-signed with the Houston Texans. McCarron spent the 2019 season serving as Texans QB Deshaun Watson’s backup, starting one game in Houston’s regular-season finale.
Prior to McCarron’s 2019 season with the Texans, the former Alabama passer spent one year with the Raiders and the prior four years with the Cincinnati Bengals. The backup QB has played sparingly throughout his NFL career, but is a quality backup behind Watson.
McCarron is excited to be heading back to Houston this season. The backup quarterback took to Instagram to post his reaction to re-signing with the Texans:
McCarron was a star for the Crimson Tide back during his collegiate days. The Alabama quarterback threw for 9,019 yards and 77 touchdowns over his four years with the Tide.
The former Crimson Tide QB was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He didn’t attempt a pass for the Bengals during his rookie season, but did make three starts for Cincinnati in 2015, throwing for 854 yards and six touchdowns.
The 6-foot-3 passer won’t make any starts for the Texans – of course, unless Watson gets hurt. But he provides some quality depth at the backup spot.