Carolina Panthers: 4 bold predictions for offense in 2020
Prediction No. 4: Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey will have career-best yards-per-carry average
While the Carolina Panthers might not rely so heavily on Christian McCaffrey next season. He will still be their focal point for as long as he is performing at his current level.
The All-Pro has been nothing short of phenomenal during his three years in the NFL so far. And he was hugely deserving of the extension he received from the Panthers this offseason.
Although it seems unlikely that McCaffrey will get more than 400 touches once again, there is every chance he can be equally productive in Joe Brady’s scheme.
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Teams will still stack the box constantly to prevent McCaffrey making a severe impact on games. But they must now be wary of the passing weapons residing in Carolina.
This is something that Brady will be using heavily. So their running back is going to be in a strong position to make his presence felt on the field once again.
McCaffrey’s yards-per-carry average dipped somewhat in 2019. But that is down in no small part to the volume of touches he received on a struggling offense that was devoid of any real quality quarterback play.
Things are now all-change offensively for the Panthers, But McCaffrey will always be the one constant so long as he stays healthy.
A new scheme and better players around him could see a surge in his yards-per-carry numbers next season, which could best his career-best average of 5.0 in 2018.