AJ McCarron is a multi-talented American football player who has played as a quarterback for several teams in the National Football League (NFL). He began his professional career in 2014 and in 2019, AJ made a one-year pact with the Houston Texans and has been blazing with the side ever since.
The player had his collegiate career with the Crimson Tide of Alabama University. There, he made history as he led Alabama to win the Division I Football Championship back-to-back in 2011, 2012, and 2013. Many have argued that the attainments of his college career are massive compared to what he has been able to accomplish as a professional football. Regardless, all the wealth he has acquired came from being a part of the NFL.
AJ McCarron’s Net Worth and How He Made It
AJ McCarron joined the 2014 NFL draft and was eventually chosen by the Cincinnati Bengals as the 164th player overall. He was the ninth quarterback to get a team and he was picked in the fifth round. Afterward, he was signed to a four-year contract worth $2.4 million by the Bengals.
Becoming a free agent at the end of the 2017 season, the quarterback would later join the Buffalo Bills on a two-year contract worth $10 million. But then, he didn’t get to play as much as he wanted for the team because he suffered a shoulder injury during the pre-season game against the Cleveland Browns. The injury caused AJ to miss so many games and he was later traded to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for a fifth-round 2019 draft pick.
The Raiders relinquished the quarterback sometime in March 2019. That same month, he inked a one-year deal with the Houston Texans for $3 million. When it expired in March 2020, he signed another one-year contract with the team but this time for $4 million. Although he is not among the top earners in the league, AJ McCarron has earned a decent amount of money from his career. His net worth is currently estimated to be around $3 million.
How The Footballer Met His Beauty Queen Wife
Many find their life partners on the internet and that’s the story of AJ McCarron and his wife Katherine Webb. The couple has revealed that they met on Twitter after a mutual friend tagged them in a tweet. As the beauty queen would recall, she didn’t know who AJ was but thought he was cute when he followed her. She returned the gesture and it marked the beginning of their relationship as they exchanged numbers and began texting.
They didn’t waste time to meet thereafter and things moved quickly for them. They met each other’s family and Webb was so fond of AJ that she was willing to abandon her pursuit of a modeling career in Los Angeles and move to Alabama to be with the footballer.
What Katherine Webb Does For a Living
Born in Montgomery, Alabama on the 24th of April 1989, Katherine Elizabeth Webb-McCarron is a beauty queen who has thrived as a model as much as she is celebrated as a television personality. Among other things, she is known for her appearance during the broadcast of the BCS National Championship Game in 2013 and is always described as the 2012 Miss Alabama USA.
While it was in 2012 that she began gaining a lot of attention following her emergence as Miss Alabama USA, her history in pageantry dates back to 2007 when she was a semi-finalist in the Miss Georgia USA 2008 pageant.
At the BCS National Championship game of 2013, Webb gained national attention when the broadcast image centered on her. With that, Brent Musburger who was one of the announcers described her as “beautiful” and encouraged Alabama youth to take football seriously so that they will get to date beautiful women in college like AJ. Musburger’s remarks engendered a national debate as many regarded what he said to be sexist. For Webb, it was a wonderful development that made her very popular with thousands of followers online.
The incident also helped her career in no small manner. She appeared as a model in the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, landed a gig with Inside Edition to cover Super Bowl XLVII, and became one of the contestants on Splash, a reality series that airs on ABC.
A Look at AJ McCarron’s Family Life
The NFL star hails from a middle-class American family and was born to Tony McCarron and his wife Dee Dee Bonner. He was raised along with his younger brother named Corey McCarron. Just like AJ, his brother is also a football player who played as a tight end at Alabama before transferring to Tennessee State University. AJ’s family has been very supportive of his career and he has been building a happy home with Webb just like the one he hails from.
Even though Katherine Webb is older than AJ McCarron as the latter was born in 1990 on the 13th of September, it has not affected their love in any negative way, at least to the best of our knowledge. The pair started their relationship several years ago and in March 2014, they announced their engagement.
Four months later, precisely on the 12th of July 2014, AJ and Webb exchanged marital vows. Their wedding took place in Orange Beach, Alabama. Two years later, the couple welcomed their first child, a son named Tripp McCarron. Tripp was born on the 24th day of May 2016. After a while, the football player and his wife announced that they are expecting their second child. On the 18th of December 2018, they welcomed the child, another son named Cash Carter McCarron.
AJ McCarron has been enjoying a blissful married life and from what he shares on Instagram, it is obvious he adores his wife a great deal.