AJ McCarron is ruled an unrestricted free agent. What that means for the Bengals QB

AJ McCarron wanted to go into the new league year as an unrestricted free agent. The Bengals said he was a restricted free agent. On Thursday, an NFL arbitrator sided with McCarron, who is officially an unrestricted free agent and can sign with any team starting March 14, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
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Teams like the Browns, Jets, Cardinals, Broncos, and maybe even the Jaguars are going to be actively looking for new quarterbacks. Kirk Cousins is the biggest name on the free agency list (nobody thinks the Saints will let Drew Brees walk) and there’s only one Cousins to go around.

Sam Bradford, Teddy Bridgewater, and Case Keenum are all set to become free agents, but the Vikings will hang on to at least one of them. Blaine Gabbert will be a free agent, as will Josh McCown, who actually had a pretty decent season for the Authentic Kareem Martin Jersey Jets in 2017. But McCarron should be a hot commodity once the new league year begins.

Cincinnati can try to retain McCarron if it really wants to, but it’s cost-prohibitive and unlikely with Andy Dalton still under contract.

McCarron has made it clear all along he wants to play. If he re-signed with the Bengals, he’d remain the backup unless Dalton was injured or regressed more.

In 2015, McCarron started games for the Bengals while Dalton was injured. The team went 2-2 in his starts, including a last-minute loss to the Steelers in the AFC Wild Card Round. McCarron has not started a game since.

Elite Kids Brandon Graham Jersey McCarron wants to be a starter, and with so many teams in need around the league and only so many viable candidates hitting free agency, he probably has a reasonable shot to become one.

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