Oh No, the Panthers Paid A Running Back, Again

Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter the Carolina Panthers have agreed to a four year contract extension with franchise running back Christian McCaffrey worth $64 million.

If you’re like me, your first reaction was something along the lines of “Oh dear God no.” Paying a running back? In 2020? In these times?! It might be worse than catching the ‘Rona. 

However, we need to keep in mind that Christian McCaffrey is a different kind of running back. And no, it’s not because he’s white. His ability to play running back, but also be capable of moving around the field as a receiver is a rarity. The Chargers’ Austin Eckler is really the only other running back who serves that same swiss army knife role. CMC is twice the player that Eckler is (Eckler signed a 4/$25M this offseason as well). 

Paying a running back is never fun. It might be the most fearful experience for an NFL fan every offseason. However, when you have a player as versatile as McCaffrey maybe it will be worth it. Ask me in two years how I feel, then the year after, then the year after. 

Needless to say, I’m terrified. 

PS: He will be off of this deal when he is 30 years old! So that’s a win! 

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