AJ McCarron believes he will be worth a $100 million contract one day

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Cincinnati Bengals back-up quarterback AJ McCarron is a man not short on confidence. McCarron is a long way from being the NFL's most talented quarterback, but the signal caller still believes he will be a part of the NFL's 100 million dollar club one day.

The NFL's salary cap is increasing regularly and it is becoming more acceptable for teams to offer above-average quarterbacks long-term deals worth over $100 million.

Andy Dalton is the perfect example of one of those above-average quarterbacks who have benefited from a huge new deal. Dalton has been solid during his first four years in the NFL as a starter for the Bengals, but the signal caller is yet to win a playoff game.

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Big dreams

Nonetheless, Dalton was handed a huge contract by the Bengals and now his back-up AJ McCarron has claimed that he can reach those heavy heights as well.

"Hopefully one day me and him can be retired and look back on our careers and we’re both 100 million-dollar guys. That’s my dream. And I’ll always be that way. So that’s what I want to do," ProFootballTalk reported.

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Desire to start

McCarron has a significant way to go before he can claim to be worthy of such an enormous contract. While the prospect of him starting an NFL game in 2015 for the Bengals remains slim, McCarron added that he plans to push Dalton all the way for the number one spot this term.

“If you’re not going to dream big, then why dream?” Dalton added. “I want to compete. Andy’s our starter, I know that. I love Andy to death. Andy’s always been there for me. He’s been like a big brother to me. But I’m going to compete and try to push him the best I can and have his back — always."

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