AJ McCarron’s first dip into the free-agency waters has not gone exactly as planned.
While there are worse places to land besides Brady’s backyard, for McCarron, it appears his dreams of becoming an NFL starter have been dashed yet again.
Despite potential setbacks, McCarron’s wife, model Katherine Webb, has made it clear her spouse is ready to embrace a starting role.
AJ likes to not always go with the crowd, and do or say the most popular things. Such as expressing gratitude when we almost were traded to Cleveland,Webb penned on Instagram in February. Competitiveness and leadership lives deep down in his soul, so he would have loved nothing more than the opportunity to try and help change an organization around and get them a win, while showing his talent. No matter if it was the Browns or somewhere else.
I can’t wait for him to get his chance to show the world his talent and his leadership,she continued. He was born for this. Any organization would be lucky to get this man and I truly feel this way. These past 4 years weren’t a waste at all. It was undeniably meant to happen this way so that he could be prepared for the next chapter. Looking forward to what God has planned next!
Once signed, Landry will be under contract for 2018, at a salary that is expected to be in the range of $16.2 million (it could be higher). That amount will count against the Miami salary cap for 2018, and the team will no longer be able to rescind it.
Signing the tender is required before Landry can be traded. It remains to be seen whether anyone wants to give the Dolphins value for Landry, or whether any team wants to acquire him at a steep one-year salary or a long-term deal with the franchise tender as the starting point.
The signing of Norman after the Panthers released him from a franchise tag was seen as a coup for Washington, but it hasn’t worked out that way. The D.C. pass rush has ranked third in pressure rate and eighth in sack rate over the past two years, but it was 24th in pass defense DVOA in 2016 before improving to sixth last season. Norman had four interceptions and two pick-sixes during his breakout season in Carolina, but he has just three picks in 30 games since arriving in Washington. Norman has been good, but the 30-year-old hasn’t been the transformative player Scot McCloughan was hoping to add to his secondary at the time.