3 reasons Carolina Panthers should not trade Christian McCaffrey

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With trade rumors heating up, the Carolina Panthers could be looking at trading their best player in Christian McCaffrey.

This is the time of the year where people go crazy with all of the rumors flying around the NFL. For Carolina Panthers fans, they have recently heard reports that the team could trade Christian McCaffrey for another star.

The highlight of the Panthers’ offseason has been their increasing interest in star quarterback Deshaun Watson of the Houston Texans. However, it could come at a higher cost than fans would wish for.

David Newton of ESPN stated that he sees a situation in which the Panthers could send McCaffrey to the Texans for Watson. A trade of this magnitude would also include Carolina handing over many first rounds picks to further sweeten the deal.

The Panthers have many areas to address this offseason. But trading for Watson would fully shift the focus of the organization into a “win now” mentality and would mean Carolina wants to compete for the postseason rather than go through anymore rebuilding years with a mediocre final record.

Is trading McCaffrey away for Watson too much?

Yes, it is.

Let’s take a look at three reasons why the Panthers should not trade their All-Pro running back in a bid to get a franchise-altering quarterback for a king’s ransom.