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Panthers trade RB Christian McCaffrey to 49ers for four draft picks

Panthers trade RB Christian McCaffrey to 49ers for four draft picks

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Oct 22
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On Thursday, the Carolina Panthers traded running back Christian McCaffrey to the San Francisco 49ers for a second, a third,  and a fourth-round draft pick in 2023 and an additional fifth-round selection for 2024.

The trade was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Thursday, with both teams confirming the news not long after. The Panthers thanked McCaffrey for being their starter, while the 49ers welcomed their brand new member to the San Francisco area, saying, “Welcome back to The Bay!”

The Stanford Cardinal star was drafted in 2017 before spending six seasons at Carolina and appearing in 64 games, 58 of which he was a starter. He wrapped up last season with the team with 866 rushes for 3,980 rushing yards. Rumors of his trade came as the Panthers started this season with a 1-5 record.

Before the 26-year-old’s departure, Carolina also sacked third-year head coach Matt Rhule on October 10 before parting ways with star wide receiver Robbie Anderson, now playing for the Arizona Cardinals.

Following McCaffrey’s leaving, the Panthers will go to former Houston Texans D’Onta Foreman and rookie Chuba Hubbard for all of the team’s rushing needs.

Meanwhile, the arrival of McCaffrey in The Bay area will slightly reduce concerns with the team’s wide receivers as he can now be paired with WR Deebo Samuel.

Team owner David Tepper earlier said after firing Rhule that the Panthers were in need of building a “culture of winning.” Tepper was frustrated that his franchise could not “get over the hump.” Carolina has been struggling since signing Rhule in 2020.

"I think that we have to figure out how to get a culture of winning here, which we haven't had in a long time in this place. As I said at some point, this team has never had two winning seasons (in a row). So I don't really think it ever really had a culture of winning.”

- Panthers owner David Tepper

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Oct 9, 2022; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (22) with the ball as San Francisco 49ers cornerback Dontae Johnson (27) defends in the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

NFL records

* Most receptions by a running back in a single season
*Only running back to have two seasons with 100 or more receptions.
* First player in NFL history to record over 1,000 rushing yards and 500 receiving yards in the first 10 games of a season.
* Only the fourth player in NFL history to record over 1,000 yards rushing and 1,000 yards receiving in a single season. He joins Charley Trippi, Marshall Faulk, and Roger Craig.
* First rookie running back in NFL history with 70 receptions and five receiving touchdowns.
* First player in NFL history with 50 rushing and 50 receiving yards in five consecutive games
* Most receptions by a running back in first 3 seasons with 303 receptions
* Only the second running back in NFL history with 2000+ receiving yards in his first 42 games (shared with Herschel Walker)
* Only the second player in NFL history with at least 20 rushing TDs and at least 15 receiving TDs through their first three seasons, and third player with most scrimmage yards in a single season in NFL history.

  • Carolina Panthers

    The Carolina Panthers are a professional American football team based in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Panthers compete in the National Football League ,

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  • Christian McCaffrey

    Christian Jackson McCaffrey is an American football running back for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League .

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  • Ed McCaffrey

    Edward Thomas McCaffrey, Jr. is an American football coach and former wide receiver who played in the National Football League for thirteen seasons.

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  • San Francisco 49ers

    The San Francisco 49ers are a professional American football team based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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