The Bengals quarterbacking picture is quite crowded these days with Terrelle Pryor joining the band this past weekend as the fourth quarterback in a room already stocked with starter Andy Dalton, 2014 fifth-rounder AJ McCarron, and 2013 Dalton backup Josh Johnson.
After they convened Monday for the first time as a group, McCarron welcomed Pryor to the fold but his mind is in its own place. And it's in a good one after he missed most of last year with shoulder tendinitis.
But after a successful rehab last year and two stints at the quarterbacks camp of Dr. Tom House, McCarron says it's the best he's ever felt as a passer even though he's overhauled the throwing motion that helped Alabama to two national championships.
He has future goals, too.
"I want to compete. If you're not going to dream big, why dream?" he asked. "Andy's our starter. I know that. I love Andy to death. He's always been there for me. He's been like a big brother to me. I'm going to compete and try to push him the best I can and I have his back always…I want to make him better if I can. Like I told him, hopefully me and him one day can be retired and look back on it and we're both $100 million guys. That's my dream."