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Report: 49ers beat out 1 NFC rival in Christian McCaffrey trade

Christian McCaffrey rushes

Nov 7, 2021; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (22) with the ball in the third quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco 49ers moved aggressively to land Christian McCaffrey from the Carolina Panthers on Thursday. One reason for that might be which teams they were up against in trade talks.

Three teams were in the running for McCaffrey right up until the end when the Panthers accepted the 49ers’ offer, according to Albert Breer of The MMQB. One of those teams was the Los Angeles Rams, the 49ers’ chief NFC West rival.

There is nothing surprising about the Rams being aggressive. That has been the way they operate for a few years now. Add in that one of their running backs appears to be on his way out, and there is something of a natural fit there.

Ultimately, the 49ers had the draft capital and desire to get a deal done. That will leave the Rams frustrated, and may ultimately ensure that the 49ers are regarded as the division favorites going forward if they weren’t already.


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