Some discussion has been made of Tennessee Titans offensive guard Chance Warmack openly campaigning for the team to draft his former University of Alabama teammate, quarterback A.J. McCarron. It’s seen as some slight against Jake Locker. Here were Warmack’s comments on the NFL Network:
“I hope we get him. I don’t know what round we can get him in, but I definitely want him in Tennessee. He’s a winner. He’s a great guy to be around and he’ll help the locker room. He’s not selfish as a quarterback and he’s going to make the right plays on the field. If he doesn’t start, when he gets drafted by the Tennessee Titans he’ll definitely help.”
Warmack should feel that way. He won two national championships on McCarron-led Alabama teams. Warmack thinks he’s a good quarterback. He should encourage the competition. The Titans could use another developmental quarterback to join Tyler Wilson and compete against Charlie Whitehurst.
A friend campaigning for his friend to join the team. Not one bit surprising. That doesn’t mean Warmack doesn’t support Locker. Even if Warmack wants McCarron as the starter, his interests play absolutely zero role in general manager Ruston Webster‘s decision.
Don’t read too much into those comments. Warmack likes McCarron. Liking McCarron doesn’t mean that he doesn’t support Locker. Maybe wishful thinking for Locker doubters but that’s it.
McCarron is projected as a mid-round pick. Some people think he’ll get drafted in early Round 2. There’s a chance he’ll remain on the board in Round 4. We’ll see what happens.