A.J. McCarron assesses Mac Jones' start, what he expects for his Alabama future
One No. 10 has a lot of positive things to say about the current No. 10 in Tuscaloosa.
Mac Jones is just 3 starts into his Alabama career, but he’s caught the eye of former Alabama QB A.J. McCarron, who shared his thoughts in an interview with Tide 100.9 FM on Tuesday.
Jones piloted the Crimson Tide to a narrow loss in the Iron Bowl in a game where he passed for 335 yards, 4 touchdowns and 2 interceptions in the 48-45 result. It was his first road start.
“I thought Mac did an unbelievable job, to be honest,” McCarron said, according to Bama Online. “Not only for it to be the third start of his, I think, long career that he’s going to have starting there, just to come into that game and only the people that have played in it truly understand just the competition in that game year in and year out, no matter what the records are, and then having that much pressure on him to really play well and give the team and the program a chance to, if you win, to make the College Football Playoff probably, I just thought he did an unbelievable job.”
McCarron recalled meeting Jones when the redshirt sophomore was being recruited, and when they discussed wearing the No. 10 jersey.
“I just think he’s an awesome kid, and I think he has an unbelievably bright future there at the university,” McCarron said.
There’s even some similarities between the two, McCarron said.
“Coming out, I loved playing with the guys that we had while I was there,” McCarron said. “We had some unbelievable players, just all-around good people, and I definitely see that in Mac. Listen, Mac’s a tough kid, and I felt like his situation coming into the university was kind of along my situation coming in.”