“They were going to give me an opportunity, and I really appreciate that. I’ve been very thankful of them this whole time and enjoyed my whole time here, so I really from my heart appreciate them being willing to give me that opportunity.”
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Coach Marvin Lewis called McCarron a very valuable member of the team.
“He's a great kid. He's a true team player. He's a leader,” Lewis said. “He's a leader on this football team, and that's why we felt like he's such a valuable asset. And the man upstairs (Mike Brown) was very clear about that, of how we felt about him.”