Finally healthy again, McCarron is eyeing the Cincinnati Bengals' backup job, buoyed by a revamped throwing motion that has made his arm stronger than ever.
After underthrowing receivers last offseason, McCarron is now overthrowing vertical field-stretchers such as Denarius Moore.
"I feel great," McCarron recently said, per the Cincinnati Enquirer. "Body feels great and I feel like I'm slinging it better than I ever have, really."
"We wanted him in our building so bad and it happened and then it didn't happen and now it's happening," Zampese recently explained. "So it's fun. It's delayed gratification, that's all. Now we've got a chance to see where he can take himself and where we can help him go."
"If you're not going to dream big, then why dream?" McCarron said. "He's our starter, I know that, but I want to make him better in every way that I can. Like I told him, hopefully one day me and him can be retired and look back on it and we're both 100 million-dollar guys. That's my dream."
It will be interesting to see if McCarron shows enough promise in training camp and preseason action to force the Bengals into a tough decision next offseason.