Alabama Football: Proof That A.J. McCarron Is a Heisman-Caliber Quarterback

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Alabama Football: Proof That A.J. McCarron Is a Heisman-Caliber Quarterback
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Critics and a select few fans alike cling to the idea that Raymond Anthony McCarron, Jr. never was and never will be a Heisman-caliber quarterback. Today, I intend to bust that myth with tangible evidence. 

Let me be clear, first. This is not an argument about why McCarron will win the Heisman Trophy, but rather an argument about why McCarron will be worthy of Heisman consideration in 2012. The argument is based on his 2011 performances and his potential in 2012.

His performances on the field, his legitimate routing of Phillip Sims to become the clear starter for the Tide, and his national championship ring speaks for itself, but I will take it one step further. 

I've read time and again that he's not nearly as good as many quarterbacks around the nation, like Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III were in 2011, and some claim that he's not even the best quarterback in the SEC. 

Bollocks to that, I say!

I could understand criticism of McCarron before the 2011 season, as back then, even Alabama fans watched him with trepidation. 

But no longer. 

McCarron is a national champion quarterback at the University of Alabama, and he is worthy of Heisman consideration.

Here is irrefutable evidence as to why McCarron has as good a chance as anyone to win the Heisman Trophy in 2012. 

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