The NFL World Is On Fire After Huge Blockbuster Trade Involving Christian McCaffrey

The NFL World Is On Fire After Huge Blockbuster Trade Involving Christian McCafftr

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Last week, we wrote about Christian McCaffery being on the trade block. . This comes after a putrid 1-5 start by the Carolina Panthers that had their coach Matt Rhule fired. The organization is in clear rebuild mode.

So, they’re looking to make moves to acquire future draft capital. And, on Thursday, the Panthers did just that.

Star running back Christian McCaffrey has been traded to the San Francisco 49ers

The first blockbuster deal of this year’s trade deadline is here.

Wow. What an acquisition for the 49ers. Kyle Shanahan’s offense is always one of the best rushing attacks in the league and now he has one of the most talented zone runners in the league. And, McCaffrey can help them in the pass game, too. Surely they will run some packages where both Deebo Samuel and McCaffrey are in the backfield.

The compensation is pretty steep, though. Especially considering McCaffrey is a running back on a cap-eating deal.

According to Schefter, the 9ers could be generous with picks.

The NFL world reacts

This is quite the big news, and it came during Thursday Night Football, as the Cardinals beat the Saints 42-34.

This gives the 49ers a ton of weapons on offense.

It’s going to be fun to watch him in burgundy and gold.

Some are loving the trade from the Panthers’ perspective. I can’t really blame them, as they have a big rebuild ahead and that’s a lot of picks to get back.

I can’t wait to see McCaffrey play as a 9er. Adam Schefter put out a tweet on his timeline for making his San Francisco debut.

Hopefully it’s sooner rather than later.