Quarterback AJ McCarron visiting Houston Texans
Former Oakland Raiders quarterback AJ McCarron having a free agency visit with the Houston Texans.
Recently released quarterback AJ McCarron is taking a visit with the Houston Texans after spending the 2018 season with the Buffalo Bills and Oakland Raiders. Drafted in the fifth round by the Cincinnati Bengals, McCarron was the backup quarterback behind Andy Dalton for three seasons after spending the majority of his rookie season on injured reserve with a shoulder injury. He played 11 games with the Bengals, completing 86 of the 133 passes he attempted for 920 passing yards for six touchdowns and two interceptions.
McCarron signed a two-year deal worth up to $10 million with the Buffalo Bills in free agency for the upcoming 2018 season, but the emergence of rookie quarterback Josh Allen and a collarbone injury put in a disadvantage competing for the starting job.
McCarron was traded to the Raiders prior to the start of the regular season for an exchange of their 2019 fifth-round draft pick. He played in two games with the Raiders, throwing for only three passes and completing one pass for an eight-yard reception.
McCarron was released last week after the start of the new NFL season, he could be a viable option for Texans backup quarterback position with Brandon Weeden and Joe Webb III being unrestricted free agents.
Texans would not be in risk of losing a compensation draft pick in 2020 if they are able to reach a deal since McCarron was waived instead of becoming an unrestricted free agent towards the start of free agency.