Bengals quarterback AJ McCarron isn’t a popular person in Alabama this week. During an interview with Tide 99.1 FM in Tuscaloosa, McCarron said that this year’s Crimson Tide team doesn’t have any ‘true leaders.’

The former Alabama quarterback also said that he felt like coach Nick Saban was ‘putting the handcuffs’ on Tide offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin.

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Not only were the comments unpopular with the Alabama faithful, but they were also unpopular with a certain Pro Football Hall of Famer.

In an interview with WJOX-FM in Birmingham, Ala., former Vikings quarterback Fran Tarkenton bashed McCarron, saying that the NFL rookie is an ‘average quarterback at best.’

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Tarkenton also said that McCarron should ‘keep his mouth shut.’

“Oh gosh, it’s AJ McCarron,” Tarkenton said. “Did he go to class? Did he make the league or not? He needs to be quiet. He was so…”

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