AJ McCarron Wins Grievance Against Bengals, Now an Unrestricted Free Agent

Details emerge on A.J. McCarron’s potential free agent status

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, McCarron won the grievance and will be an unrestricted free agent this NFL offseason.

While McCarron believes he should be free to sign with any team when the free agency opens on March 14, the Bengals believe he didn't accrue enough time on the active roster to get that designation. The arbitrator saw things McCarron's way and ruled in his favor.

What's more is any potential commitment Cleveland would make to McCarron - particularly from a financial standpoint - wouldn't preclude the Browns from also selecting a quarterback first overall in the upcoming NFL Draft. The Broncos had previously been linked to Kirk Cousins, another talented quarterback who has 57 starts compared to just three for McCarron.

The number of available quarterbacks in free agency next month has officially grown by one.

McCarron has contended several times that he wants to be a starter, and initially thought he could be traded before the 2017 season.

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There will be another unrestricted free agent quarterback in the mix for quarterback-needy teams - like the Jets - this offseason. The Browns probably will be, but with two picks in the top four of this year's draft they are also in prime position to take a vastly talented and extremely cheap quarterback, they might not be the guaranteed starting job that McCarron would have walked into in October. McCarron entered that game and spent the rest of the season as the Bengals' quarterback. That's all I've ever wanted.

McCarron felt that was an improper designation, because he had passed his post-draft physical and had kept the Bengals informed of his medical situation.

Then there was also the failed trade, which would have sent McCarron to Cleveland previous year. I just want to play.

Despite his 1-31 record in the last two seasons, Jackson - who downplayed his hug with McCarron - remains employed in Cleveland and it may not be long until he's joined by the soon-to-be former Bengals backup. The Browns were going to give up a second- and third-round pick in 2018. In his four starts in the regular season, McCarron was 2-2, not including a playoff loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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