Why? Because he certainly doesn’t lack confidence.
After throwing for 280 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in yesterday’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, McCarron took stock of his current situation. And wittingly or otherwise compared himself to another famous backup.
“You gotta love pressured moments. That’s what makes you great, it’s when the great ones really shine. I guess Tom Brady was in the same situation when he had the opportunity,” he said.
Nothing like setting lofty expectations.
Brady inherited a 0-2 team when Drew Bledsoe went down in 2001. The Bengals are currently 10-3. So, really, all McCarron has to do is keep the train on the tracks for a shorter period of time than Brady.
The new Bengals starter will probably take some heat for having the audacity to compare himself to one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time but isn’t this the type of moxie fans want to see from a backup? Plus, McCarron has a long way to go to be even the second cockiest signal caller in Ohio.
Quote on, A.J.
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