The Buffalo Bills quarterback controversy took a bad turn on Friday night. Free agent signee AJ McCarron suffered a significant injury that will sideline him for several weeks.
McCarron suffered a hairline fracture to his right collarbone. The injury will sideline McCarron for several weeks, but no exact timeline was given.
The former Alabama quarterback took a hit from the 2017 No. 1 overall pick, Myles Garrett, during the Bills' win over Cleveland. He stayed in for a few more plays before eventually leaving the game.
Initially diagnosed with a shoulder injury, McCarron reportedly received worse news after the game. According to Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News, McCarron broke his collarbone.
McCarron signed a two-year, $10 million deal with the Bills ahead of the 2018 season. Buffalo moved up to select quarterback Josh Allen in the 2018 draft with the No. 7 overall selection.
It looks like he'll battle Nate Peterman for the starting job.