The former Cincinnati Bengals quarterback joined the Buffalo Bills on Wednesday. He signed a two-year deal worth $6.5 million and will likely be in the driver’s seat to be Buffalo’s starting quarterback on opening day.
McCarron has thrown just 133 passes over the span of four seasons as Andy Dalton’s backup in Cincinnati. The ex-Alabama quarterback also had a playoff game start to his credit. During the 2015 season, he started in Cincinnati’s wild card round loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The only thing stopping McCarron from becoming the next starting quarterback of the Buffalo Bills is Nathan Peterman.
The latter authored one of the worst quarterback performances in NFL history last season against the Los Angeles Chargers by throwing five first half interceptions just days after being named the team’s starter.
Peterman’s turnover-prone play reared its head again in the playoffs when he threw a season-ending interception in Buffalo’s 10-3 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Now, all McCarron has to do is easily wrestle away the starting job from Peterman to finally ascend to a starting role.