The Carolina Panthers would “consider” trading running back Christian McCaffrey for “a first-round pick and another player without a big salary cap number” according to ESPN.
It would be an interesting move, especially sine the Panthers gave McCaffrey a huge four-year, $64,063,500 contract extension last offseason that included $30,062,500 guaranteed and a signing bonus of $21,500,000.
Carolina head coach Matt Rhule also stated in January that he “fully expects” the often injured McCaffrey to be on the team’s roster in 2022, dismissing month long trade rumors.
The 25-year-old has missed 23 games over the last two seasons with multiple injuries, which may have caused a depletion in the Carolina offense.
McCaffrey would be a $26.6 million dead cap hit in 2022 if Carolina parted ways with him, making a trade unlikely to happen.
The Panthers will have to hope their young star can remain healthy throughout the upcoming season.
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