It’s a pretty amazing phenomenon.
He’s the starting signal-caller on the nation’s top-ranked team. He leads the country in quarterback rating. Unlike over-ballyhooed leaders in the past, like Gino Torretta and Danny Wuerffel and Jason White and Troy Smith, who parlayed hype into Heismans despite not even cracking top-5 status on their own teams, this guy actually is his team’s top dog.
Only no one knows it … yet.
AJ McCarron – remember the name … for once.
If ever a quarterback on a powerhouse deserved recognition, it is the junior for No. 1 Alabama. Not only are his numbers remarkably efficient, but his play is ridiculously smooth. His throws are right on the money – perfect spiral, just in the right spot, where only his receiver can catch it. To that end, McCarron has completed 68.9 percent of his pass attempts, tossed 18 TDs and been picked off … well, he hasn’t been picked off at all.