AJ McCarron Talks 'Game Manager' Label on The Dan Patrick Show

Sep 14, 2013; College Station, TX, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron (10) directs the offense against the Texas A

Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron joined Dan Patrick on his nationally syndicated radio show, The Dan Patrick Show on Monday morning.

Patrick insinuated that McCarron’s career performance was all but lost in the media coverage of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel. McCarron threw for a career high 334 yards and four touchdowns, and finished with an astounding QBR (Total Quarterback Rating, calculated by ESPN) of 93.8.

AJ McCarron simply replied saying that Alabama’s win was a full team effort on Saturday.

“I felt good, but my teammates did an excellent job. The entire game the O-Line did an unbelievable job and the receivers went up and made plays,” McCarron said.

Dan Patrick also asked McCarron about his ability to change the play call that resulted in Alabama’s game-winning touchdown.

“This week it was pretty much every play,” McCarron said. “I mean, I was checking the whole game, if they got into a certain defense I would check us into a pass play or a run to the other side… It kind of varies week in and week out.”

Several football analysts have questioned the media’s portrayal of AJ McCarron as a game manager. McCarron has proven himself as a winner and as a clutch player in big games multiple times. He is already one of the most decorated quarterbacks in college football history, and is poised to add to his legacy.

AJ McCarron also addresses several other topics including his tattoo situation, the temperament on campus, and he even gets a mid-interview “Roll Tide” on the way to class.

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