Christian McCaffrey Is Already Making History With The San Francisco 49ers After Rare Feat

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 30: Christian McCaffrey #23 of the San Francisco 49ers catches the ball for a touchdown as Jalen Ramsey #5 and Taylor Rapp #24 of the Los Angeles Rams defend during the third quarter at SoFi Stadium on October 30, 2022 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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Christian McCaffrey is one of the most versatile and explosive weapons in all of football. The Stanford product can do it a ll out of the backfield. And, when the 49ers acquired him from Carolina prior to week seven, it seemed like a match made in heaven. After all, San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan employs one of the most creative run schemes in the game and is great at getting his best players the ball in space. We saw it with Deebo Samuel last year, and many had no doubt he could do it with McCaffrey.

After a decent debut in week 7 in which McCaffrey had 62 yards on 10 touchdowns just hours after arriving in the Bay, he was all set for the week 8 clash against the Rams. And, he made quite the first impression.

Christian McCaffrey scored an offensive touchdown all three ways

The versatile McCaffrey showed off his breadth of skills in Sunday’s 49ers win.

First, he hooked up with Brandon Aiyuk for a 34-yard touchdown pass.

And, after a 9-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter, McCaffrey completed the triple crown with this rushing touchdown.

It’s quite the feat, and he’s the first player since Ladanain Tomlinson in 2005 to have all three kinds of offensive touchdowns in the same game.

And while it’s happened eleven times in NFL history, it’s only happened four times since the merger, including McCaffrey on Sunday.

It’s only two games in, but that trade seems to be working out quite swimmingly for San Francisco. They evened their record at 4-4 and are on a bye in week 9 before playing the Chargers on Sunday Night Football in week 10.