3 Christian McCaffrey trade offers the Carolina Panthers should accept

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College football player Christian McCaffrey of the Stanford Cardinal looks on from the sideline in the AFC Championship game between the New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 24, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

Christian McCaffrey trade option no. 1: Denver Broncos

Denver Broncos receive:

  • RB Christian McCaffrey

Carolina Panthers receive:

  • 64th overall pick
  • 115th overall pick

For the Carolina Panthers, this juice might be worth the squeeze. Even after converting over $7 million to a signing bonus, that could be worth it to acquire a second-round pick.

The rumors going into the 2022 offseason were that the Panthers wanted a first-round pick and another piece for McCaffrey, but was that ever a realistic expectation?

I’m not so sure.

At this rate, with a superstar player like Davante Adams going for a first-and-second-round pick, would McCaffrey really go for a similar price even with a different situation?

I don’t see that happening.

The Denver Broncos have apparently decided, at this point, not to re-sign veteran Melvin Gordon. Trading for McCaffrey would restore their dynamic 1-2 punch at the running back position with Javonte Williams.

It would also bring McCaffrey back to the Mile High City where he grew up with his father, Ed, a Broncos Country legend for his contributions to the team’s Super Bowl teams in the late 90s.

McCaffrey has been a beloved player from afar for many Broncos fans and the team would benefit greatly from having a healthy version of him in their new offense led by Russell Wilson.