It hasn't even been a month since Alabama quarterback and Heisman martyr AJ McCarron decided not to play in the Senior Bowl because he was either injured or trying to protect his self-proclaimed status as a first-round pick. On Thursday, while in New York to promote Super Bowl-related men's hair products, McCarron told Dan Patrick that he may forego the passing drills at the Scouting Combine in late February.
No, he's not hurt. This time, McCarron's back to worrying about his draft stock, specifically his timing.
"There's a lot of mixed emotions about that. It's hard to get timing with [wide receivers] you've never repped with, especially for one day of throwing."
McCarron isn't the first QB to skip the throwing drills at the Combine. He probably won't be the only one either. But the only thing he's passed on since a Sugar Bowl loss to Oklahoma is the invitation to set himself apart from other quarterbacks auditioning for innovation-hating NFL scouts.
Then again, maybe he's onto something here. If McCarron does nothing but hand the ball off to running backs, he's virtually guaranteed himself a place in Jeff Fisher's heart.