According to sources, the Texans have signed AJ McCarron to be Deshaun Watson’s backup.
Source: Former #Raiders QB AJ McCarron is finalizing a deal with the #Texans. A new, experienced backup for Deshaun Watson.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 20, 2019
Aaron Wilson says it’s a one-year deal for $3 million.
The signing gives the Texans one of the better backups in the NFL.
McCarron spent his first four NFL seasons backing up Andy Dalton in Cincinnati, starting four games for the Bengals. His most memorable moment with the Bengals came in 2015, when he started in the team’s Wild Card Playoff game against the Steelers, losing 18-16 in dramatic fashion.
That was the last game McCarron started in his Cincy tenure, but he remained one of the more prominent backups in the league.
In October 2017, the Bengals were close to a trade to send McCarron to division rival Cleveland for a second round pick and a third round pick. But the deal fell through, and McCarron finished out the year with the Bengals.
After becoming a free agent, McCarron signed with the Buffalo Bills last offseason to compete for a starting job. However, an injury propelled the team to trade him to the Raiders right before the season began, where he was QB2 behind
David Carr Derek Carr.
Now, he heads to Houston to back up Deshaun Watson.
What do you think of the move, Texans fans? Upset that the Brandon Weeden Era in Houston has likely come to an end? Give your thoughts below.