Carolina Panthers are officially under full rebuild as Christian McCaffrey lands on a new squad. While NFL fans were busy watching football.
Christian McCaffrey : Trade | Traded to 49ers | Chart
Christian Jackson McCaffrey was born in Castle Rock, Colorado, on June 7, 1996, the son of former Stanford and NFL wide receiver Ed McCaffrey and former Stanford soccer star Lisa McCaffrey.
|Born:||June 7, 1996
Castle Rock, Colorado
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight:||205 lb (93 kg)|
|High school:||Valor Christian
(Highlands Ranch, Colorado)
|NFL Draft:||2017 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8|
He attended Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, Colorado for his freshman year and then Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado for the rest of his high school career and played running back, wide receiver, cornerback, and punter.
He broke numerous Colorado high school records including career total touchdowns (141), career all purpose yards (8,845), career touchdown receptions (47), and single season all-purpose yards (3,032).
Also he was the Gatorade Football Player of the Year for Colorado in both 2012 and 2013 and he also played basketball.
Christian McCaffrey trade
The Panthers are trading the star running back to the San Francisco 49ers for a package that includes a haul of draft picks, according to multiple reports.
In return, Carolina reportedly will receive a second, third and fourth round pick in 2023 and a fifth-rounder in 2025.
The NFL Network reported that the Niners’ division-rival Rams had also been in talks with the Panthers about trading for McCaffrey. He comes as a bit of a bargain.
The 49ers owe McCaffrey just $690,000 for the rest of this season and $12 million for each of the next three seasons through 2025 with just $1 million guaranteed for injury.
McCaffrey suffered a season-ending ankle injury in Week 12 last season. This year, he has 85 carries for 393 yards and two touchdowns. A dual threat, he also has 33 catches for 277 yards and a touchdown.
Traded to 49ers
The San Francisco 49ers are sending second-, third- and fourth-round picks in 2023 and a fifth-round pick in 2024 to the Carolina Panthers for star running back Christian McCaffrey, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Thursday night.
The deal gives San Francisco the offensive playmaker needed to compete for a Super Bowl. It also gives McCaffrey a chance to be on a winning team for the first time since his rookie season in 2017 when Carolina went 11-5 and return to the Bay Area where he starred in college at Stanford.
When healthy, McCaffrey is one of the best dual threats in the NFL. In 2019, he became only the third player in NFL history to have 1,000 yards rushing and 1,000 yards receiving in the same season.
His 670 yards from scrimmage — a team-leading 393 yards rushing and team-leading 33 catches for 277 yards — this season rank fourth in the NFL.
Injuries have been the biggest issue for the former Stanford star. He missed 23 of 33 games during the 2020 and 2021 seasons after being injury-free his first three NFL seasons.
He spent time this past offseason talking to Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk, who had some of his most productive seasons beginning in Year 6, about what workout and diet practices could help keep him on the field.
When healthy, McCaffrey is going to take all of the snaps. Yet, there is the possibility that head coach Kyle Shanahan could have McCaffrey and Jeff Wilson Jr. on the football field at the exact same time. Let’s not forget, McCaffrey is a dangerous pass-catcher.
Somewhere, Garoppolo has a huge smile on his face, as he gets to hand off and pass the football to McCaffrey for the remainder of the season.
While he was limited to just 10 games through the 2020 and 2021 seasons, McCaffrey has played in all six games for the Panthers this season. He ran for 393 yards and two touchdowns on 85 carries, while catching 33-of-43 targets for 277 yards and a touchdown.
With the NFC West wild open, the 49ers decided to throw all of their chips to the center of the table to add McCaffrey to give them an edge over the Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks, and the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams.