When the 49ers traded for Christian McCaffrey from the Carolina Panthers in October, they knew the star working again would make a right away offensive affect.
However even they could not think about the bevy of draft picks they gave up for McCaffrey would lead to the kind of manufacturing they’ve seen from him up to now.
In reality, it is historic.
With 79 scrimmage yards in Sunday’s 38-13 win over the Arizona Cardinals, McCaffrey now has 1,210 since becoming a member of San Francisco in Week 7 — essentially the most by a midseason addition in NFL historical past, per the 49ers. The twin-threat again recorded 670 scrimmage yards in Weeks 1 by 6 with the Panthers.
Within the 2022 NFL regular-season finale Sunday at Levi’s Stadium, McCaffrey tallied 45 yards dashing on 10 carries along with 34 yards receiving and a landing on three receptions. Towards the Las Vegas Raiders the earlier week, he tied Professional Soccer Corridor of Famer Erik Dickerson for essentially the most video games with 100 or extra scrimmage yards by a midseason addition at six.
Coach Kyle Shanahan acknowledged final month that McCaffrey has exceeded the 49ers’ expectations, seamlessly becoming into the offensive scheme and serving to catapult the group into the NFL playoffs.
“We knew what we have been getting from what we see on tape, however everybody telling us how laborious he labored at issues, how constant he was, how briskly he would be capable to choose issues up, and that’s what I’ve been essentially the most impressed on as a result of everybody instructed us, however I feel it’s even been stronger than that,” Shanahan stated Dec. 20.
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Since then, McCaffrey has continued to impress, even breaking NFL data.
Transferring ahead, the 49ers Trustworthy actually hope McCaffrey stays in Pink and Gold — with out the possibility to achieve extra midseason-acquisition marks — for seasons to return.
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