WATCH: AJ McCarron discusses backing up Deshaun Watson with the Houston Texans
Alabama and Clemson can’t get away from each other these days. They’ve played during the last four College Football Playoff tournaments, including meeting three times in the title game. Both teams have won two of those matchups.
Now, in the NFL, the Houston Texans have former Alabama QB AJ McCarron joining the team this season to back up former Clemson QB Deshaun Watson.
During minicamp this week, McCarron was asked about backing up the former Clemson star and gave a fun answer, which you can see in the video below:
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Posted by Houston Texans on Wednesday, June 12, 2019
“It’s been great,” McCarron said of working with Watson. “I feel like we communicate really well. He’s played a lot of games. I’ve played. I’ve seen a lot of ball for the amount of years that I’ve been in the league, and so we kind of just bounce things off each other. When it comes to the season, I’ll be able to help a lot more because of knowing so many teams and teams that I’ve played in the past with (defensive) coordinators and stuff along that line. But right now, he kind of helps me while I’m still learning about our own defense, since we’re going against them every day.
“Every once in a while, we’ll say how we wished we played each other. That would have been fun. I joked with him once and told him I’m undefeated in those games and he’s 50-50.”
Watson is the starter in Houston, but having a backup like McCarron is a good thing for a team to have. However, if the Tide and Tigers meet in the Playoff again, there may be some tension in the Texans’ quarterback room.