The winner of the Christian McCaffrey contest was the San Francisco 49ers and general manager John Lynch. In order to win the versatile running back, they outwitted the Los Angeles Rams.
#49ers GM John Lynch on competing w/ Rams for McCaffrey: “It seems like a lot of these situations end up as it’s us against them in these things. I’m sure glad he’s here and not there.”
— Josh Dubow (@JoshDubowAP) October 21, 2022
Since assuming his present role in 2017, Lynch has engaged in numerous conflicts with the Rams. He was happy that he had won this particular war. Lynch observed, “It seems like a lot of these circumstances wind up with us going up against them in these things. “I’m really happy he’s here rather than there.”
McCaffrey was acquired by the 49ers from the Carolina Panthers, who seem to be “cleaning house.” Before sending McCaffrey to the Niners, the Panthers also sent wide receiver Robbie Anderson to the Arizona Cardinals.
According to Josina Anderson of CBS Sports, the Panthers will receive a number of draught picks in exchange for McCaffrey, including picks in the second, third, and fourth rounds of the 2023 draught as well as a fifth-round pick in 2024.
McCaffrey will be a part of the San Francisco offence along with wide receivers Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk, tight end George Kittle, and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Early in the season, McCaffrey has ran on 85 occasions for 393 yards and 2 touchdowns. He is a standout receiver who has at least one catch in 57 straight games.
The two teams most interested in hiring McCaffrey were the Rams and the Niners. The Buffalo Bills were said to be interested as well, but any enthusiasm on their part turned out to be minimal.
The Niners have a 3-3 record so far, according to John Lynch. Due to their defensive problems, they may have a greater chance of winning the NFC West if they add strength and diversity to their offence.
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