Loss for the Carolina Panthers is gain for the San Francisco 49ers as Christian McCaffrey, the third player to reach the 1.000 club, has switched from the black and blue to the red and gold for the low-low price of a second, third, fourth, and fifth round selection. The McCaffrey-Deebo Samuel combination has the potential to be explosive, so it makes sense that supporters in the Bay Area are quite interested in what will happen next. However, for Carolina fans, the decision to part ways with the former All-Pro seemed like the start of a full-fledged fire sale.
Has it, or not? That’s correct, general manager Scott Fitterer claims that the 49ers are not just aiming to post a “for sale” sign outside of Bank of America Stadium. The Panthers aren’t seeking to assist that endeavour until the price blows them away, as he explained to Mike Kaye of The Charlotte Observer, despite clubs across the NFL looking to steal away players like Brian Burns, D.J. Moore, and Derrick Brown for both now and moving forward.
We’re not trying to sell anything here, Fitterer remarked. On defence, there is a lot to work with.
Now granted, is it possible that other Panthers may be traded before the November 1st trade deadline in addition to McCaffrey and Robbie Anderson? Overall, a lot of teams are eager to enhance their rosters in preparation for the expanded playoff field and are willing to pay a high price for the right player. A plug-in defence of future stars may prove more valuable than certain future draught picks, which is unfortunate for those general managers because if they want someone like Brown or Burns, they will probably have to call the Brinks trucks to close the sale.
Scott Fitterer discusses the Panthers’ post-Christian McCaffrey trade intentions, which initially appeared on ClutchPoints.