The Carolina Panthers is already punting on the 2022 season after a dreadful start to the campaign. The franchise already fired head coach Matt Rule and they now seem to be ready to move on from their star running back Christian McCaffrey.
According to multiple reports, the Panthers have been answering the calls on the face of their franchise and would be willing to trade him if the right offer comes their way. However, it appears that the team isn’t set on moving from McCaffrey at all costs and is content with keeping him around for 2023 if they don’t get their asking price.
While sources close to the Panthers organization say the price is multiple first-round picks for McCaffrey, there is a sentiment that one first-round selection would be enough to land the 26-year-old. The list of interested teams at the moment includes the Buffalo Bills, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Los Angeles Rams.
After playing only 10 games in the past two seasons due to injuries, Christian McCaffrey managed to remain fairly healthy in 2022. He has rushed for 393 yards and two touchdowns while also catching 33 passes for 277 yards and a score throughout the season’s first six weeks.
McCaffrey, the Panthers’ eighth pick in 2017, has had two All-Pro nods and a Pro Bowl selection since entering the league. He is only the third player in NFL history to record 1,000+ yards rushing and 1,000+ yards receiving in a single season, achieving the feat in 2019.