Quarterback AJ McCarron won the grievance suit he filed against the Cincinnati Bengals, which he claimed wrongly listed him as a restricted free agent.
As can be recalled, the 27-year-old was sidelined on what the team insisted was a non-football injury. He didn’t become active until December of last year. Because he didn’t accumulate enough playing time heading into the free agency, he was listed as restricted.
But McCarron and his lawyer questioned the way he was treated, and so they signed a grievance suit.
According to the report, the quarterback just feels blessed now that he can just sign with any team and play in the NFL. “That’s all I’ve ever wanted,” he said. I’m just super excited. Just really excited that I get that opportunity now and I just can’t wait to just showcase what I can do.”
He hinted that he wasn’t able to show with the Bengals his leadership skills. McCarron said that they will listen to any offer, and it’s not even about money. The former University of Alabama standout said that he just wants to play football just like most people in the south are passionate about the ballgame.
“Making the money is great but I just want to play,” he added. “Whoever gives me an opportunity.”
McCarron said he’s not going to chase a big contract and be stuck with a team he’s not happy playing for. He wants to play with a team where he can have immediate impact and “have a bright future together.”
ESPN said in limited time on the field, the quarterback threw for six touchdowns and 920 yards, he also recorded two interceptions and one fumble lost. In 11 games, he completed almost 65 percent of his pass attempts. McCarron was almost traded to the Cleveland Browns last year but the latter did not file the necessary papers on time.