Panthers’ Christian McCaffrey makes NFL history with over 1,000 rushing yards, 500 receiving yards in 1st 10 games
The Carolina Panthers weren’t able to secure a victory in Week 11, but that didn’t prevent Christian McCaffrey from making history.
In Sunday’s loss, McCaffrey made NFL history by becoming the first player to ever have over 1,000 rushing yards and 500 receiving yards in his first 10 games of the season:
Christian McCaffrey now is the first player in NFL history with over 1,000 rushing yards and 500 receiving yards in the first 10 games of a season.
— Will Bryan (@Pantherstatsguy) November 17, 2019
Despite the Panthers losing 29-3 to the Atlanta Falcons, McCaffrey finished the game with 191 yards from scrimmage. Altogether, McCaffrey now has 1,059 rushing yards on 199 attempts and 11 touchdowns on the ground.
At the same time, he’s also a dynamic weapon in the passing game for the third consecutive season. Through his first 10 games of 2019, McCaffrey has caught 59 passes for 517 yards and another three touchdowns.
In a league that is dominated by quarterbacks, McCaffrey is continuing to show that the running back position is evolving. When a team is searching for a running back, they are looking for one who can be a dual-threat option in the offense.
With McCaffrey’s performance in Week 11, he is now on pace to conclude the season with 1,694 rushing yards and nearly 18 rushing touchdowns. Additionally, he is also on track to haul in 94 receptions, 827 receiving yards, and nearly five receiving touchdowns.
In the event that McCaffrey achieves those numbers, he would surpass Chris Johnson’s single-season record of yards from scrimmage. Back in 2009, Johnson set the record with 2,509 yards for the Tennessee Titans.
Without a doubt, Russell Wilson and Lamar Jackson are going to be atop everyone’s list of MVP candidates. But if Christian McCaffrey smashes the single-season record for yards from scrimmage, he has to be considered as well.