McCarron unfazed by talk of Bills drafting a quarterback


McCarron unfazed by talk of Bills drafting a quarterback

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. AJ McCarron couldnt help notice the number of draft-eligible quarterback prospects the Buffalo Bills have paraded through their facility in recent days.UCLAJosh Allen was in town Monday. OklahomaBaker Mayfield visited last week.McCarron, on Tuesday, acknowledged he stopped to chat with some of the former college players to see how theyre holding up through the pre-draft process. And yet, their presence and the possibility of Buffalo selecting one of them in the first round of the draft next week wont distract McCarron from focusing on the reason he signed with the Bills in free agency last month after spending his first four NFL seasons backing up Andy Dalton in Cincinnati https://www.billsprofanstore.com/142-Isaiah_Hodgins_Jersey.The Bills have an opening for a starter after trading Tyrod Taylor to Cleveland this offseason, and itMcCarronobjective to fill the job.As quarterback, youve got to have that confidence and youve got to take that approach to it, because if you dont, youre already a step behind, McCarron said after completing the second day of Buffalovoluntary offseason conditioning program.Hestarted bonding with his new teammates over dinner, by exchanging texts and is already making plans to spend time working out together before the start of training camp https://www.billsprofanstore.com/25-Patrick_Dimarco_Jersey.Thatthe way Ive always done it, McCarron said. I mean, even in Cincy, I knew how to do it and not step on AD toes.And forget about him paying attention to what the Bills do in the draft with their nine selections, including two first-rounders at No. 12 and 22.I cant worry about it because it creates mental clutter for myself, McCarron said. So for me to worry about ifs and what could happen, itjust not part of my DNA. Ive never been that way and wont ever do it.General manager Brandon Beane has provided no hints regarding his draft plans. Beane said a GMprimary responsibility is finding a franchise quarterback. And yet, Beane would also consider this yeardraft a success should the Bills not select a quarterback.McCarron and Nathan Peterman are the only two quarterbacks on the roster, with both having very limited NFL experience.A two-time national champion at Alabama, McCarron appeared in just 11 games with Cincinnati, mostly in mop-up duties. He started four games, including an 18-16 loss to Pittsburgh in a 2016 AFC wild-card playoff in which the Bengals squandered a one-point lead in the final seconds as a result of a turnover and two penalties.Peterman proved he wasnt ready to be a starter as a rookie last season. The fifth-round pick out of Pittsburgh was yanked after throwing five interceptions in the first half of his first career start in a 54-24 loss at the Los Angeles Chargers in November Ty Nsekhe Jersey.Peterman also threw an interception in the final minutes of a 10-3 loss to Jacksonville in an AFC wild-card playoff after Taylor sustained a concussion.Peterman said hefocused on looking forward after spending the first month of the offseason assessing his rookie season.The first thing, youve got to actually look at what happened and take it all in https://www.billsprofanstore.com/58-Robert_Foster_Jersey, feel the pain of those losses and all the mistakes that you made, but also the good things that you did as well, Peterman said. I was able to do that and able to really press that reset button and look ahead.He also spent time working on his mechanics at the 3DQB quarterback training facility in southern California.Much like McCarron, Peterman isnt worried whether the Bills draft a quarterback.Itall above my head, Peterman said. You cant be focused on the things you cant control because it wouldnt be very productive.

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