Things could get awkward in the Buffalo Bills’ quarterback room.
The Bills selected former Wyoming star Josh Allen with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft on Thursday, despite having signed former Alabama standout AJ McCarron to a two-year, $10 million contract in March.
While the battle at quarterback could create enough tension itself, several old tweets by Allen might make things even more awkward.
Apparently, the rookie quarterback was among the many infatuated with McCarron’s then-girfriend and now wife, Katherine Webb, during Alabama’s 2013 BCS National Championship Game rout of Notre Dame, as discovered by Barstool Sports’ Jack “Intern Jack Mac” McGuire.
Imagine telling 2013 Josh Allen he will be in a QB competition against AJ McCarron in Buffalo. What a world. pic.twitter.com/DzOkhqITBK
— Jack McGuire (@JackMacCFB) April 27, 2018
Of course, the tweet was shared shortly after Webb was shown supporting McCarron in the stands during the blowout which, along with the former Miss Alabama USA’s presence alone, went viral due to several comments made by play-by-play man Brent Musburger.
McCarron, a former three-time BCS national champion, has spent the majority of his NFL career as a backup, throwing for 920 yards, 6 touchdowns and 2 interceptions on 86-of-133 passing in 11 games.
Earlier this month, the former Tide quarterback said he believes “a lot of people” overvalue certain attributes when evaluating potential NFL quarterbacks, specifically arm strength, when asked about potentially playing the role of a “bridge quarterback” should the Bills select a QB in the first-round, according to Matthew Fairburn of NYup.com.
“Me personally, I think a lot of people get sold on big arms,” McCarron said. “You look at the history of quarterbacks in the NFL, there’s been a lot of great quarterbacks in the NFL that haven’t had crazy strong arms. How many times do you actually drop back and throw the ball 60 yards? Very rarely. The game is played with timing and accuracy. If you have those two things, you can be successful.”
It’s going to be an interesting offseason in Orchard Park, that’s for sure.