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.READ MORE: Supreme Court strikes down Roe v. Wade in seismic shift for abortion rights
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.’READ MORE: Air travel tips to navigate flight cancellations and delays
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…”MORE NEWS: The FDA Orders Juul Labs To Remove Its Products From US Market