3 reasons why Christian McCaffrey will be an All-Pro in 2021

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Christian McCaffrey remains the focal point

Until the Carolina Panthers get a quarterback who can do things most cannot, then they will continue to lean heavily on Christian McCaffrey to lead the charge from an offensive standpoint. This is a responsibility he’s shouldered almost from the moment he entered the NFL, which has seen the former Stanford standout rack up 1,002 combined touches from 51 games – 45 of which he has started.

This probably caught up with McCaffrey during the 2020 season. So the Panthers will have to tread very carefully regarding just how much they want to put on their star player moving forward.

Much of this will fall on the shoulders of Joe Brady, Carolina’s talented offensive coordinator who got a bunch of head coaching interviews without getting a top job earlier this year.

It’s a tricky situation considering how talented McCaffrey is. But maximizing his production whilst taking his touches down a little but is going to be key.

With the Panthers expected to lose do-it-all wide receiver Curtis Samuel in free agency and not much in the way of resources to utilize, there will be plenty of opportunities for McCaffrey to put up lofty numbers next time around providing there are no more complications with the ankle, shoulder, and quad problems that blighted his 2020 campaign.

If he can do this, then a second All-Pro selection won’t be far behind.