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Former Alabama QB AJ McCarron getting pushback after young receivers in Mobile to meet for throwing session

via: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Since the country had first went into quarantine, every single American’s work schedules had been drastically effected by COVID-19.

While some have been able to transition to remote a remote work schedule, other not so fortunate people have lost their jobs and businesses due to the shutdown.

Athletes have also had an interesting time trying to navigate the current climate.

Some sports and positions do not require much if any at all physical interaction or multiple people to work in the offseason, but being a quarterback is something that requires others.

The offseason is an important time for every team’s signal caller to try and refine their skills and be prepared for training camp.

Former Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron is one of those quarterbacks who was looking to get some work in and posted a tweet asking for local receivers in Mobile, AL if they wanted to practice with the two time national champion.

McCarron’s tweet was met with resistance which resulted in an exchange on Twitter.

No matter which side of the argument you may land on, what should be noted is that Mobile has seen a spike in positive coronavirus tests with over 520 new cases over the past week.

Although McCarron wants to get the community involved, having practice in Mobile may not be wise considering the numbers.

But McCarron is not the only quarterback in the NFL who has continued to practice throughout the pandemic and not the only one who has seen criticism for it.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has consistently held throwing sessions and meet ups with his new teammates as he prepares for the season.

Brady has seen criticism from many throughout the offseason even from the Executive Director of the NFL Players Association DeMaurice Smith.

McCarron is headed into his 8th season in the NFL and second with the Houston Texans. Even though everyone in the country has the right to make a living and continue to work, the correct procedures must be taken in order to conduct it safely.

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 Patrick Dowd is a Reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via Pat_Dowd77

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