We know how good Christian McCaffrey was last year. Last year, McCaffrey was the first player in NFL history to get over 1,000 rushing yards and 500 receiving yards in the first 10 games of a season. At the end of the 2019 season, McCaffrey finished with 1,000 plus rushing and receiving yards. This made history because he was the 3rd player in NFL history to do this. McCaffrey also made history for most catches by a running back in a single season.
What was the most recent history McCaffrey made?
The most recent history Christian McCaffrey made is his 4 year extension. The Carolina Panthers signed McCaffrey to a 4 year extension worth roughly 16 million per year. This deal is expensive because McCaffrey is now the highest paid running back in the NFL, and in NFL history.
What does this mean to the Carolina Panthers?
McCaffrey was a few seasons away from free agency, so the Panthers had no rush to act. Even though they had no rush, they signed him to an extension that keeps him in place for many seasons to come. Besides McCaffrey being one of the best running backs in the NFL because of his rushing and receiving yards, he is now the leader of the Panthers franchise. The Panthers this offseason gave a farewell to former head coach Ron Rivera, who is now on the Redskins. The Panthers also got rid of their two QB's. The Panthers released one time MVP, and 3 time pro bowler, Cam Newton a few weeks ago who has yet to be signed. They also got rid of backup QB Kyle Allen in a trade with the Redskins, who filled in last year due to Newton's injury. Ron Rivera, who was the coach of the Panthers last year, will remain Allen's coach, but on a different team in the Redskins. Allen will now be competing with Dwayne Haskins, for the starting QB position.
The big move that the Panthers made this offseason was getting their starting QB in Teddy Bridgewater. Teddy Bridgewater was the best backup QB in the NFL, but we cant say that anymore, now that he is replacing Cam Newton and Kyle Allen at the starting QB position. The Panthers signed another QB in P.J Walker this offseason to be the backup QB. Walker played in the XFL. Walker led the XFL in passing yards and passing touchdowns. The Panthers also said a farewell to Luke Keuchly after he retired and Greg Olsen after he signed with the Seahawks. This leaves McCaffrey as the franchise leader.