Christian McCaffrey clarifies, didn’t imply to shade Panthers when he shaded Panthers
49ers working again Christian McCaffrey is strolling again an earlier remark he made about his ex-team — in all probability for the great karma.
San Francisco 49ers’ Christian McCaffrey seems to be having fun with life on his new group, however he doesn’t need to appear too glad about it.
The star working again was traded to the 49ers from the Carolina Panthers final October and is presently below contract with San Francisco till 2025.
When information of his commerce first broke, McCaffrey made a remark that harm the Panthers’ franchise’s soul: “I firmly believe it’s the best thing that ever happened to me.” And in some ways, it was.
He thrived in Kyle Shanahan’s versatile scheme and the 49ers’ established tradition, and he joined a group stacked with expertise from prime to backside. This was no QB-less, directionless, rebuilding franchise just like the 2022 Panthers. This was a bona fide Tremendous Bowl-contending group.
Even if leaving Carolina did wonders for McCaffrey’s profession, he does remorse saying these phrases and doesn’t look again on his time with the Panthers in a detrimental gentle.
“I do need to make it clear that was nothing in opposition to Carolina once I stated that. I’ve no unhealthy blood and I like all people there. I nonetheless be in contact with lots of my teammates there and lots of the coaches who I had the privilege of enjoying for there.”
49ers’ Christian McCaffrey has no “unhealthy blood” towards Panthers
Out of all of the working backs within the league, McCaffrey’s good man character, humility, and fervour for the sport make him robust to hate.
Nobody’s going to crucify him for being pumped up concerning the subsequent chapter of his profession, not after he gave 5 years to the Panthers to assist the franchise acquire a foothold within the NFC South.
Accidents plagued the tip of his stint in Carolina, but McCaffrey nonetheless endeared himself to Panthers followers with two back-to-back 1,000-plus dashing yard seasons in 2018 and 2019. The twin-threat again additionally recorded greater than 600 receiving yards in his first three years in Carolina, and even along with his assortment of accidents, the Panthers knew he was the equal of a Ferrari being wasted in a suburban storage.
Heading into the 2023 season, each the 49ers and Panthers have lots to stay up for on the offensive facet: the 49ers might even see a jostle for the No. 1 beginning quarterback spot between Trey Lance and Brock Purdy, and the Panthers have their franchise signal-caller and quick king of the longer term, Bryce Younger.
Because the extra well-constructed group, San Francisco’s possibilities of postseason success are a lot increased than that of Carolina’s, however you received’t hear that popping out of McCaffrey’s mouth.