Will the Carolina Panthers trade Christian McCaffrey?

The Carolina Panthers are willing to trade their Pro Bowl running back Christian McCaffrey. The team is currently weighing up their options, as several teams have come forward looking to trade for the player. A trade may not be possible, but the Panthers are willing to listen to offers before the NFL trade deadline on November 1.

McCaffrey was the object of interest for two NFL teams at the beginning of October. However, Carolina declined their offers. The Panthers will only consider trading their star player if a “significant offer” comes their way.

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McCaffrey is likely to be traded for a high draft pick or multiple draft picks. It is highly unlikely a team will trade a significant piece of their team in the middle of the current NFL season. Therefore, McCaffrey may only leave Charlotte if the Panthers get draft picks that could potentially change their future.

The running back is one of the most talented in the NFL. McCaffrey is just 26 years old and is at his peak in terms of age. He has 32 career touchdowns averages 4.6 yards per carry. It isn’t just his touchdown numbers, and yards gained that make McCaffrey an attractive option. He has a very favorable contract for 2022.

McCaffrey earns only $1.035 million this season in base salary. Any team capable of trading for McCaffrey would likely have no problem getting him under the salary cap. His 2023 base salary will increase to $11.8m. An NFL team could work around the figures to retain McCaffrey for next season.

The Panthers are currently bottom of the NFC South at the time of writing, with a record of 1-5. McCaffrey could be interested in a move to a Super Bowl contender if Carolina gets the right offer. Finding the right trade package to motivate the Panthers to swap their top player may be very difficult.

Carolina is ready to keep hold of McCaffrey in 2023 and pay him his salary in full. According to CBS Sports, the Panthers want multiple first-round draft picks for McCaffrey. Carolina already has four picks for the 2023 draft but the team is trying to add to their list of selections. Teams may be unwilling to part with two first-round picks, which could make a trade nearly impossible.

The running back is not the only player other NFL teams want from the Panthers. Defensive stars Brian Burns and Derrick Brown are both attracting interest from other teams. Neither is likely to go before the trade deadline, however.

Wide receiver Robbie Anderson is a player Carolina is willing to part with. Teams from around the NFL have already contacted Carolina about Anderson, and the wide receiver is the most likely player to leave the team before November 1.

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