Following his decision to skip the 2014 Senior Bowl, critics took aim at AJ McCarron’s NFL potential. Normally one to let the criticism pass, the former Alabama quarterback responded on Twitter with a message to all his doubters.
People will always HATE & DOUBT me which is fine. Keep doubting me & watch how I prove you wrong like I’ve always done in my career!!! #
— AJ McCarron (@10AJMcCarron) January 15, 2014
It’s nearly impossible to argue with McCarron’s college credentials - he arguably leaves Alabama as the Crimson Tide’s most decorated quarterback ever. However, people tend to consider his success a byproduct of Nick Saban, rather than an illustration of the player’s talent.
While in college McCarron matured from a game manager during his first season, to the team’s unquestioned leader during his senior campaign. It will be interesting to see if his game can translate to the next level. If motivation is any factor, McCarron is ahead of the pack.