Carolina Panthers’ do-it-all again Christian McCaffrey was despatched packing Thursday nightt to the San Francisco 49ers for a second-, third- and fourth-round picks in 2023 and a fifth-round choose in 2024, first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The Panthers all however introduced McCaffrey’s departure by thanking him on Twitter.
It was reported final week that the Panthers, who’ve gotten off to a dreadful begin to the 2022 season, had been open to dealing their greatest participant after firing their head coach Matt Rhule, and delivery disgruntled receiver Robbie Anderson to the Arizona Cardinals.
At 1-5, the Panthers have been brutal up to now this yr. After Sunday’s 24-10 loss to the Los Angeles Rams McCaffery mentioned, “All I need to do is win.” With the deal, McCaffrey returns to the Bay Space, the place he starred at Stanford, and joins a San Francisco 49ers group that’s 3-3, but tied atop the NFC West with the Rams and Seattle Seahawks.
Since being drafted by the Panthers with the eighth choose of the 2017 NFL Draft, McCaffrey has been one of the crucial productive backs within the NFL, each working the ball and as a go catcher. In 2019, his third season, he rushed surpassed 1,000 yards dashing (1,035) and receiving (1,005), turning into solely the third participant in NFL historical past to take action. However accidents have hampered his profession since, limiting him to simply three video games in 2020 and 7 in 2021. To this point this season, McCaffrey has performed in all six Panthers video games, and in accordance with ESPN, has performed in 85 % of the group’s snaps.
The Panthers will flip to Chuba Hubbard and D’Onta Foreman to deal with the dashing duties. Hubbard, in his second yr out of Oklahoma State, has performed in 23 video games, dashing for 646 yards on 178 carries. Foreman was taken within the third spherical of the 2017 draft by the Houston Texans. In 5 seasons with the Texans, Titans and Panthers, he’s rushed for 1,024 yards on 252 carries, scoring 5 whole TDs.
McCaffrey’s arrival in San Fran helps settle a working sport that moved receiver Deebo Samuel into the backfield and unites him with the coach who almost drafted him in 2017 in Kyle Shanhan. The McCaffrey-Shanahan households have deep ties as Christian’s father Ed McCaffrey performed receiver for Kyle’s dad Mike Shanahan with the Denver Broncos within the Nineteen Nineties, successful Tremendous Bowls within the 1997 and 1998 seasons. The Niners face the 4-2 Kansas Metropolis Chiefs at house Sunday at 4:25 p.m. EST.
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