McCarron to Skip Senior Bowl

Published on 2-Jan-2014 by Stacey Mickles

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McCarron to Skip Senior Bowl

If you wanted to see AJ McCarron play one more time, you'd better have watched the Oklahoma game earlier tonight, because Alabama's senior quarterback says you won't see him play in the Senior Bowl.

According to Gil Brandt, who is on a roll -- literally -- with these Alabama stories, reported that McCarron was closing down for the season at the Sugar Bowl.

Gil Brandt tweet McCarron Senior Bowl

Can't really say you can blame McCarron. His record as a starter speaks for itself. Counting tonight, he's only lost four games as a starter in three years, he's won three national championships -- two as a starter -- and he's broken nearly all of Alabama's all-time quarterback records. So he really doesn't have much to prove.

Plus, McCarron probably doesn't want to hurt his draft stock or himself. Some NFL experts think McCarron will be a first-rounder, and a poor outing in the Senior Bowl has the potential to create concern. Just ask Tim Tebow, whose stock dropped like a rock after his Senior Bowl performance. 

This has to be disappointing to the Senior Bowl -- which is held in McCarron's hometown of Mobile -- that its native son has declined the invite.

If NFL experts want to seeMcCarron's arm strength, they'll have to wait until Alabama's pro day, which will be held sometime in the spring.

That might be a good idea. He didn't have the best of nights against Oklahoma.