McCarron "looked at me cross-eyed a little bit, like, 'What the heck are you talking about?'" Harbaugh recalled. "I felt like when I watched him play, he reminded me a little bit of Drew Brees. I think he wanted to say, 'Yes, but I'm 6-3. Drew Brees is 5-11 and 7/8 maybe.' I said, 'No, I'm talking about your accuracy and your decision-making,' and how quick his release is. He really has a quick release. His accuracy, his decision-making at Alabama were really good, and you see that with the Bengals so far."