Watch: This pre-camp Christian McCaffrey video will get you hyped

(Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports) Christian McCaffrey
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Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey posted a pre-training camp video on Instagram that is sure to get fans hyped.

Christian McCaffrey’s return to the gridiron in 2021 is giving everyone associated with the Carolina Panthers plenty of reasons to be encouraged. The running back was on the field for just three games last season due to various injury problems, which is something that will hopefully become a thing of the past this time around.

McCaffrey remains the focal point of the Panthers and it’ll stay this way while he’s still performing to an elite level. He’s the best dual-threat back in the league when healthy and although Carolina will probably look to lessen the load on his shoulders, the former first-round pick still has some significant responsibility heading into the new campaign.

Carolina’s roster checks in for training camp at Wofford College in Spartanburg later today before official practice begins tomorrow. This will be the first time McCaffrey’s had the pads on since Week 9 at the Kansas City Chiefs, so the All-Pro will be chomping at the bit to get back down to business.

Christian McCaffrey released a pre-camp hype video on Instagram.

On the eve of camp, McCaffrey released a hype video surrounding his preparations and recovery leading up to this point on his Instagram account. Created by Tyler Bailey, the video shows the Stanford product working out, participating in track drills, and even catching balls from new quarterback Sam Darnold.

As you can see, it is nothing short of sensational.

It’s hard not to get hyped from watching that if you are a Panthers fan. The team would probably have finished better than 5-11 had McCaffrey been able to contribute more often, especially considering how competitive they ended up being even without their face of the franchise.

Of course, the last time McCaffrey was fit for a whole season was 2019, when he became only the third player in NFL history to go over 1,000 yards rushing and receiving in the same year.

Asking McCaffrey to reach this sort of level might be stretching things a bit. But the simple fact is Carolina won’t need him to do this given the other weapons for offensive coordinator Joe Brady to utilize throughout the campaign.

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McCaffrey is ready for camp. We are ready for camp. Let the games begin.