Via Bleacher Report:

“Obviously we’ve had internal discussions,” general manager Matt Hurney said of McCaffrey’s contract, per Steve Reed of the Associated Press. “Everybody knows what we think of Christian as a player.”

There is an inherent risk in giving a running back a massive contract extension, especially in today’s game that has deemphasized the position. The wear-and-tear of running between the tackles in the NFL also leads to greater risk of injury and shorter primes, but McCaffrey is far from an average playmaker at the position.

You can’t have those discussions too soon.  McCaffrey is a game changing back and a really big part of the Panthers offense.

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