BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC)- Sports Illustrated is taking up a question many Alabama fans have been wondering for a while: "Should AJ McCarron be considered one of the best football players ever?"
McCarron is featured on the cover of this week's issue of SI in a piece written by the sports magazine's executive editor L. Jon Wertheim titled "King CRIMSON."
In part of the article published on the SI.com website, Wertheim points out that McCarron's numbers aren't as impressive when compared to Heisman hopefuls such as Johnny Manziel or Marcus Mariota.
"By conventional metrics, McCarron is not going to elevate eyebrows. He will not often throw for 300 yards, the way, say, Manziel, Oregon's Marcus Mariota and Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater will. He's not a dual threat," Wertheim states.