Buffalo Bills
  • 6'3"
  • 215
  • 28
  • 4 years
  • Alabama
  • 2014 R5 O, None

Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Att Comp Pass Yards Pass TDs Int Rush Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 300+ Yard Gms 2+ TD Gms
2015 CIN 7 133 119 79 854 6 2 14 31 0 1 885 6 0 0 2
2016 CIN 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Avg 4 49 44 29 307 2 1 5 10 0 0 476 6 0 0 1

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Att Comp Pass Yards Pass TDs Int Rush Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 300+ Yard Gms 2+ TD Gms
2017 CIN 3 14 14 7 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 66 0 0 0 0

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 8/17/2018 7:46pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills QB AJ McCarron (shoulder) suffered a hairline fracture of his clavicle Friday, Aug. 17, against the Cleveland Browns, a source told The Buffalo News. It is unclear how much time he will miss.

    Huddle Up: It looks like Buffalo will be playing Josh Allen, ready or not. It is difficult to envision the Bills bypassing their first-round quarterback in favor of Nathan Peterman. Allen is a QB3 in the deepest of 2018 formats.

  • Posted: 8/17/2018 7:40pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB AJ McCarron (shoulder) suffered a right shoulder injury in the preseason game against the Cleveland Browns Friday, Aug. 17.

    Huddle Up: McCarron is fighting to earn the starting job, but any type of serious injury could throw the door wide open for Josh Allen to grab the spot. No matter who is under center for Buffalo this year, they don't need to be owned in redraft leagues.

  • Posted: 8/17/2018 3:46pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB AJ McCarron will be the starting quarterback for the second preseason game Friday, Aug. 17.

    Huddle Up: McCarron is still competing with Nathan Peterman for the starting job, so it will help him if he plays well with the starting offense. Owners probably should avoid whoever wins the starting job because there will be better quarterback options available.

  • Posted: 8/13/2018 9:33am ET

    Buffalo Bills QB AJ McCarron (leg) and Nathan Peterman (arm) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 13, after both suffered minor injuries during practice Sunday, Aug. 12. McCarron worked with the first-team offense, while Peterman worked with the third-team offense.

    Huddle Up: McCarron and Peterman will continue to compete for the starting job during preseason, so owners can monitor the situation. Neither player has had a lot of success in the NFL and probably should be avoided in most fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 8/12/2018 3:22pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB AJ McCarron (leg) appeared to have suffered a lower right leg injury during practice Sunday, Aug. 12, but was able to return. QB Nathan Peterman (arm) suffered an apparent right arm injury during practice.

    Huddle Up: Owners should keep an eye on the situation to see if either quarterback with miss significant time because of their injury. McCarron and Peterman will continue to compete for the job during training camp, but the winner would be no better than a low-end No. 2 fantasy quarterback.

  • Posted: 8/7/2018 12:45pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QBs AJ McCarron and Nathan Peterman may both receive playing time with the first-team offense during the first preseason game, but head coach Sean McDermott said he is not ready to name the starting quarterback for the game.

    Huddle Up: McCarron and Peterman have both receive practice time with the starting offense and will continue to compete for the starting job during the preseason. Owners in most leagues should consider the winner of the job as a low-end No. 2 quarterback.

  • Posted: 8/4/2018 7:13pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB AJ McCarron worked with the second-team offense Friday, Aug. 3, and head coach Sean McDermott said he plans to rotate first-team reps between McCarron and QB Nathan Peterman.

    Huddle Up: It's another indication that the starting gig is still up for grabs, but neither players needs to be owned in redraft leagues no matter who ends up starting.

  • Posted: 8/2/2018 6:54am ET

    Buffalo Bills QB AJ McCarron is working with the first-team offense for the second day in a row Thursday, Aug. 2. It's the first time any of the quarterbacks have worked with the first-team on consecutive days.

    Huddle Up: McCarron may have taken the lead over Nathan Peterman in the battle for the starting position. Both are only backups in fantasy or matchup plays.

  • Posted: 7/28/2018 7:17pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB AJ McCarron has been unwilling to take chances and has been holding the ball too long during training camp, according to Joe Buscaglia of WKBW.com, and Buscaglia believes McCarron could cost himself the starting job if he doesn't improve.

    Huddle Up: Even if McCarron ends up securing the starting gig for Week 1, he's a low-end QB2, at best, and he has little long-term value with Josh Allen waiting in the wings.

  • Posted: 7/27/2018 1:09pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB AJ McCarron worked with the first-team offense during practice Friday, July 27. QB Nathan Peterman worked with the starters Thursday, July 26.

    Huddle Up: McCarron and Peterman will continue to compete for the starting job, and the winner likely will be the better performer during the preseason. Neither quarterback is a great fantasy option and likely would only be a low-end No. 2 quarterback in deeper leagues.

  • Posted: 7/22/2018 7:46pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QB AJ McCarron carried the most intrigue of the free-agent quarterbacks that were available this offseason, according to general manager Brandon Beane, and Beane said he is looking forward to what McCarron is able to do during training camp.

    Huddle Up: McCarron has a chance to open the year as the starter, but with average weapons in the passing game and Josh Allen waiting in the wings, McCarron is no more than a low-end QB2 with a limited shelf life.

  • Posted: 4/4/2018 8:55pm ET

    Buffalo Bills QBs AJ McCarron and Nathan Peterman will take part in an 'open competition' for the role of starting quarterback, according to head coach Sean McDermott.

    Huddle Up: McCarron is the presumed favorite, especially after Peterman looked like a disaster in his one and only start as a rookie last season, not even lasting the full game due to ineffectiveness. McCarron certainly has the higher ceiling but no matter who emerges, they'll only be useful in deep two-quarterback formats out of the gate, if even that.

  • Posted: 3/14/2018 8:35pm ET

    Updating a previous report, new Buffalo Bills QB AJ McCarron will earn at least $10 million over two years with $6.5 million available in incentives.

    Huddle Up: McCarron is probably going to be the starter in Buffalo at the onset of campaign, but due to the club's lack of depth in their supporting cast, he's really just an option for two-quarterback formats. The former Bengal flashed some success when he got the chance to start for a time during the 2015 campaign, but he's not likely to duplicate that in his current situation.

  • Posted: 3/14/2018 4:25pm ET

    The Buffalo Bills and free-agent QB AJ McCarron agreed to terms on a two-year deal Wednesday, March 14. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed.

    Huddle Up: McCarron will be the veteran bridge quarterback and mentor to a young rookie the team is expected to bring in. For fantasy purposes, he has low-end QB2 at this point.

  • Posted: 3/5/2018 10:57pm ET

    The Cleveland Browns are 'still exceedingly interested' in signing Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent QB AJ McCarron. Head coach Hue Jackson, who was McCarron's former offensive coordinator in Cincinnati, prefers bringing him in 'and then backstopping him' with a rookie quarterback in the draft.

    Huddle Up: Of course, much was made of the trade-deadline-day debacle this past season that saw the Browns not finalize their deal in time to acquire McCarron from the Bengals. Fortunately for Cleveland, they have plenty more time in this instance to cement something, so it appears they will indeed land the Cincinnati backup, along with a rookie to apparently wait in the wings. As a result, McCarron should be relied upon as a QB2 out of the gate in two-quarterback formats if he indeed signs with the Browns.

  • Posted: 2/18/2018 7:12pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent QB AJ McCarron's 'ceiling is that of a solid game manager,' according to a scout.

    Huddle Up: Being a game manager might not translate to fantasy stardom, but McCarron could be a serviceable fantasy backup if he lands a starting gig for 2018.

  • Posted: 2/18/2018 6:41pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent QB AJ McCarron will likely command a contract for 'at least' as much as the three-year, $45 million contract Chicago Bears QB Mike Glennon signed last year, according to Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com.

    Huddle Up: McCarron is an unknown commodity, but if he can land a starting gig for 2018, he will be worth a look as a low-end QB2.

  • Posted: 2/18/2018 9:36am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent QB AJ McCarron is expected to receive interest from the Minnesota Vikings if the Vikings are not able to re-sign impending free-agent QB Case Keenum.

    Huddle Up: Several teams will be looking for starting quarterbacks this offseason, so McCarron should have several options available. He has seen limited playing time since entering the league and probably would be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback next season if he is a starter.

  • Posted: 2/15/2018 5:11pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent QB AJ McCarron is expected to receive interest from the Cleveland Browns in free agency, according to The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot.

    Huddle Up: The Browns tried to trade for McCarron during the season and are still looking for a starting quarterback. McCarron likely would be the starting quarterback if he signs with the Browns but would only be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback.

  • Posted: 2/15/2018 2:04pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals QB AJ McCarron has won his grievance and will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: McCarron should receive interest from several teams looking for a starting quarterback in free agency. He has seen limited success in the NFL but would only be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback in most leagues.

  • Posted: 2/11/2018 7:05pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals QB AJ McCarron could end up with another team in 2018, even if he loses his grievance and remains a restricted free agent, according to Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com. Even with a tender placed on him, Terrell believes a quarterback-needy team will pursue McCarron.

    Huddle Up: Other than sporadic glimpses, McCarron is an unknown commodity. He would be a QB2 candidate if he ends up starting somewhere in 2018.

  • Posted: 12/10/2017 7:10am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals QB AJ McCarron is scheduled to have an arbitration case in February to determine if he will be a restricted free agent or an unrestricted free agent this offseason, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: McCarron has a chance to become a starting quarterback next season if he is declared an unrestricted free agent because several teams will be looking for a quarterback. He should be considered a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues next year if he wins a starting job.

  • Posted: 11/4/2017 8:49pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals QB AJ McCarron has filed a grievance against the Bengals, asking an arbitrator to determine whether he is an unrestricted or restricted free agent after this season, according to a source. If he is ruled a restricted free agent, the Bengals are expected to place a first-round tender on McCarron.

    Huddle Up: If McCarron is ruled an unrestricted free agent, he should be able to sign somewhere as a starter and enter the 2018 season as a QB2 candidate.

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp PYd PTD Int RYd RTD
4 @CLE 0 0 0 0 0
5 BUF 0 0 0 0 0
12 CLE 0 0 0 0 0
13 PIT 0 0 0 0 0
14 CHI 47 0 0 0 0
15 @MIN 19 0 0 0 0

2016 Game Logs

Wk Opp PYd PTD Int RYd RTD
6 @NE 0 0 0 0 0

2015 Game Logs

Wk Opp PYd PTD Int RYd RTD
9 CLE 0 0 0 -2 0
12 LAR 3 0 0 0 0
13 @CLE 19 0 0 0 0
14 PIT 280 2 2 8 0
15 @SF 192 1 0 2 0
16 @DEN 200 1 0 21 0
17 BAL 160 2 0 2 0
P1 PIT 212 1 1 9 0

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