The Panthers’ telephone is reportedly ringing off the hook with trade calls about working again Christian McCaffrey.
According to CBS Sports, Carolina has “fielded more than one call” for McCaffrey, who’s missed 23 video games during the last two seasons with a number of accidents.
The Panthers reportedly would require a first-round draft decide and “another piece of compensation” to maneuver ahead with any deal for the previous All-Pro. Carolina at the moment has zero second-round picks within the 2022 NFL Draft.
Panthers common supervisor Scott Fitterer said in January that the crew had “no intentions right now” of buying and selling McCaffrey. At the time, Fitterer did say that he would take “any call” to listen to what different groups may supply.
“I look at Christian as a foundation piece of this team, one of those building blocks. We’re a better team when he’s on the field,” Fitterer mentioned in January. “He’s one of the elite players in the NFL. I would love for him to be here, but I will never not take a call. If somebody calls and offers something crazy, yeah, you would look at it.”
Before the 2020 season, McCaffrey signed a $64 million contract extension by way of 2025 — making him the highest-paid working again in NFL historical past.
That got here after McCaffrey grew to become solely the third participant in league historical past to document 1,000 yards dashing and receiving in the identical season in 2019.
McCaffrey, although, has handled ankle, hamstring, and shoulder accidents during the last two seasons that have restricted him to only 10 video games since he signed his extension.
More not too long ago, he suffered an ankle damage in a Week 12 loss to Miami and didn’t play the rest of this previous season.
McCaffrey, who turns 26 in June, recorded 785 yards from scrimmage on 136 touches with a pair of touchdowns in 2021.