AJ McCarron is not going to win the Heisman Trophy. Face it. It’s not going to happen. He might get invited to the ceremony to watch Jameis Winston or Johnny Manziel win it, but he won’t win the trophy. If, on the off-chance, he does win it, it would be on par with John Wayne winning an Academy Award: a trophy for his body of work. But that doesn’t matter. While Manziel is legally signing autographs and legitimately signing with agents after declaring for the NFL Draft and Winston is preparing for baseball season, McCarron will most likely be preparing for his third consecutive national title appearance.
He has the potential to be the most decorated – in wins, not individual awards – quarterback in the modern era. No team has won three consecutive BCS titles, and McCarron could be the most underappreciated player in the last decade. And after becoming the all-time passing leader in Alabama history, he could be the most important player ever for Alabama.