Key Points

  • A.J. McCarron returns to the St. Louis Battlehawks for the UFL 2024 season, following a standout year and MVP recognition in the XFL.
  • McCarron set an XFL record with 24 touchdowns, leading the league in passer rating and completion percentage before a brief NFL stint with the Cincinnati Bengals.
  • The quarterback’s move underscores his commitment to spring football and the UFL, aiming to lead the Battlehawks to success after an 8-2 record last season.

AJ McCarron Signs with St. Louis Battlehawks for UFL 2024 Season

The United Football League and St. Louis Battlehawks have officially announced the return of quarterback A.J. McCarron for the UFL 2024 season. McCarron, celebrated for his exceptional performance in the XFL, has re-signed with the Battlehawks after a brief tenure in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals. His return is a significant boost for the team as they prepare for their opening match against the Michigan Panthers on March 30.

McCarron’s Record-Setting XFL Season

In the previous season, McCarron distinguished himself by setting an XFL record with 24 touchdown passes for the Battlehawks. He led the league with a 68.8% completion rate and was second in both completions and passing yards, showcasing his skill and leadership on the field. This performance earned him the XFL MVP title, a testament to his dominance in spring football.

Brief NFL Return and Commitment to Spring Football

Following his success in the XFL, McCarron was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals, marking his return to the NFL. Despite limited playtime, McCarron demonstrated his readiness to compete at the highest level. However, his heart remained with spring football, leading to his decision to rejoin the UFL and the Battlehawks, where he aims to build on last season’s success and chase a championship title.

The Battlehawks’ Upcoming Season and McCarron’s Role

As the Battlehawks gear up for the 2024 season, McCarron’s leadership and experience will be pivotal in their quest for success. With season tickets now available and single-game tickets going on sale soon, fans are eager to see McCarron back in action, leading the team with the same dedication and excellence he has shown throughout his career.

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Mark Perry Editor
Mark Perry, a devoted sports journalist and founder of UFL News Hub, has been a key figure in XFL, USFL and UFL coverage since 2018.

1 Comment

  • Posted February 17, 2024 11:48 am 0Likes
    by Frank

    Any word on whether or not the Battlehawks can get last years leading rusher Brian Hill to return. I believe he signed last year with an NFL team but I saw no stats for the 2023 NFL season for him.

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