CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CHARLOTTE SPORTS LIVE) – The Carolina Panthers are trading pro-bowl running back Christian McCaffrey to the San Fransisco 49ers, the team confirmed.
In exchange for McCaffrey, the Panthers will receive a 2nd, 3rd, and 4th-round draft picks in 2023 and a 5th-rounder in 2024.
Before the trade, multiple sources vocalized that talks seriously intensified; some expected a deal could get done between Thursday and Friday.
Indeed, it did.
Though he’s had an injury-riddled career, he’s been Carolina’s most important player. He posted a staggering year statistically in 2019; he played all 16 games and recorded 1,387 rushing yards to compliment his 1,005 receiving yards.