Former Alabama Quarterback Works out with Giants
Three-time national championship winning quarterback of the Alabama Crimson Tide AJ McCarron worked out with the New York Giants on Tuesday. The Giants find themselves in need at the position after starter Daniel Jones left the game with an ankle injury, only to have to return when veteran backup Tyrod Taylor entered concussion protocol.
The Giants are currently enjoying a 3-1 start to the season, courtesy of new head coach and former Alabama offensive coordinator Brian Daboll. Should Jones go down again before Taylor is cleared to return, McCarron's veteran presence under center would likely help the team stay in the hotly contested race for first place in the NFC East.
McCarron's low-risk "game manager" style of play matches that of Jones' quite well, making him an ideal candidate to back him up.
The Giants also brought in former Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm to work out. Alabama fans will likely remember Fromm best for leading the Georgia team that lost the 2018 national championship on the famous "2nd and 26" play.
Fromm spent 2021 with the Giants, where he famously ran a quarterback sneak on both second and third and long from deep in the Giants' own territory. Head coach Joe Judge was fired two days after the game.
Should New York choose to move forward with McCarron, it would be his sixth NFL team. He was drafted by the Bengals in 2014 and spent four years with the club before signing with the Buffalo Bills. Buffalo traded McCarron to the then Oakland Raiders during the 2018 season, who released him following the start of the next league year. He then went to Houston, where he started his first game since 2015 and stayed for two seasons.
His most recent NFL stop was with the Atlanta Falcons, where he tore his ACL during the 2021 preseason.