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Here's What The Browns Were Offering For AJ McCarron

They bungled this trade at the last minute.

On Tuesday afternoon Cincinnati Bengals backup quarterback AJ McCarron was at the center of trade controversy between the Bengals and Cleveland Browns.

The Browns and Bengals were close to a trade, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, but the trade fell through after Cleveland allegedly didn't submit the paperwork on time.

With DeShone Kizer struggling, the Browns made a push for the backup QB.

Here's what the Browns reportedly were set to give up to get McCarron, per Adam Schefter.

The proposed compensation for McCarron would have been a second- and third-round pick in 2018, a source confirmed to Schefter. The Cincinnati Enquirer first reported the compensation.

AJ McCarron was drafted in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. The former Alabama quarterback led the Tide to two national championships, although he was mostly seen as a game manager playing behind a great defense.

McCarron has been a backup for the duration of his NFL career, save a three-game stretch when Andy Dalton was out with an injury.

Earlier during the trade deadline, the Patriots shipper Jimmy Garoppolo to the San Francisco 49ers for a second round pick.

[ESPN]