AJ McCarron won his grievance against the Bengals on Thursday, this according to Ian Rapoport.
The soon to be fourth year QB will be free to sign with any team he chooses as an unrestricted free agent.
The Jaguars brass should take a long, hard look at AJ McCarron. In the next month the Jaguars will need to decide if they are going to stick with Blake Bortles or attempt to sign one of the several QBs set to hit the free agent market. Kirk Cousins is the hottest QB set to become a free agent in years, but he's not the only potential free agent QB that could be considered an upgrade for the Jaguars.
AJ McCarron is a player that some might consider a potential upgrade over Blake Bortles, but he is highly unproven. He's only attempted 133 passes in the regular season. But he's been impressive when his number has been called, completing 64.7 % of his passes and throwing 6 TDs to just 2 INTs. In his lone playoff start McCarron completed just 56 % of his passes for 212 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT.
If the Jaguars do favor the idea of signing AJ McCarron, the decision likely won't come without risk. In an ideal world the Jaguars could keep Bortles and sign McCarron, but that would likely cost far too much and could lead to the Jaguars having to part ways with players like Allen Robinson and Aaron Colvin. McCarron will have several suitors in free agency and could command a starter's salary. It seems unlikely that the Jaguars would be able to keep current QB Blake Bortles and fork out enough cash to sign AJ McCarron, who is likely to get in excess of $14 million per year from whom ever he signs with. If that holds true then it would mean the Jaguars would have to choose between McCarron and Bortles. Even with Bortles sometimes erratic play, I highly doubt the Jaguars would favor an unproven QB over a guy that just had his best season as a pro and helped guide them all the way to the AFC Championship.
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