Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey can break record most yards from scrimmage in a season
The Carolina Panthers don’t have much left to play for as a team this season, but Christian McCaffrey could still break an NFL record. If McCaffrey can have two big games in the last two games, McCaffrey can break the NFL record for most yards from scrimmage in NFL history.
Chris Johnson accumulated 2,509 yards in 2009, and that is the record McCaffrey is trying to break. McCaffrey currently has 2,121 yards from scrimmage this year, which he means he needs 389 yards to break the record.
To break the record, he is going to need to average 195 yards from scrimmage per game, which is a big number, but he has done it before. In the Panthers’ first game of the year, against the Los Angeles Rams, he had 209 yards from scrimmage.
The Panthers have leaned heavily on McCaffrey this year and with nothing else to play for. It wouldn’t be shocking to have a gameplan in place to try and break the record.
The Panthers are also making a change at quarterback this week by bringing in Will Grier. That could also factor into the team giving even more touches to McCaffrey.
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Young quarterbacks often look for tight ends and running backs for the easy passes when things start to breakdown.
McCaffrey has caught 10 or more passes three times this year, and it should be expected he can reach that number in the next couple of games.
It has been a special season stats wise for McCaffrey, and breaking the NFL record would be the icing on the cake.