AJ McCarron featured on Sports Illustrated cover as ‘King Crimson’

In a time when all anyone can talk about is Johnny Manziel and Jameis Winston, Sports Illustrated has shown some love for Alabama’s unflappable leader, AJ McCarron.

McCarron, aka “King Crimson,” is featured on this week’s SI cover.

He has his team on the brink of a third straight national title appearance – should McCarron take care of business against Chattanooga, Auburn and in the SEC Championship Game.

If he is able to bring home a third straight championship, is it time to start thinking about McCarron as one of the best ever? Maybe we should already be talking about him among the greats.

Ever the gracious teammate, McCarron took to Twitter to thanks his team for making this possible.