Pete Carroll, the head coach of the Seattle Seahawks, loves the San Francisco 49ers’ deal for Christian McCaffrey with the Carolina Panthers despite the fact that he is aware that it means their NFC West opponents will either win the Super Bowl or nothing in 2022.
As Carroll said, the acquisition of McCaffrey immediately improves the 49ers attack, but it also represents a significant financial commitment on the side of the San Francisco team.
“That’s a major transaction, a major commitment to pursue him. According to Greg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune, Carroll remarked, “He’s a fantastic player, so it makes them better.
In return for Christian McCaffrey, the 49ers sent three 2023 draught picks—second, third, and fourth rounds—along with a pick in the 2024 fifth round. That’s a lot of assets, and how the team handles the draught and the offseason in the coming years will undoubtedly be greatly impacted by them.
However, it makes sense for the 49ers. With Elijah Mitchell still sidelined and injured, they unquestionably need assistance at running back. It’s a good time to strike such a deal that will change the landscape because their division is still very much open. San Francisco is now tied with Carroll’s Seahawks and the Los Angeles Rams for first place in the NFC West with a 3-3 record.
Pete Carroll doesn’t seem overly concerned about the increased competition as Seattle plays the long game. Having said that, he’ll likely be keeping a closer eye on the 49ers as they progress through the season and evaluate their opponents.
Pete Carroll discusses the effects of trading Christian McCaffrey to the 49ers, who are a rival team, in “That’s a big time transaction,” which first featured on ClutchPoints.