While Thursday Night Football was streaming on Amazon Prime, the Carolina Panthers made a nighttime trade.
That trade was of their star running back, Christian McCaffrey.
With the San Francisco 49ers picking up the Pro Bowl star, they are hoping to make a playoff push in 2022.
However, it was the reactions of fans on both sides which stood out since the trade.
So what are fans saying on Twitter about this landmark trade?
While Panthers Fans Feel Pain, 49ers Fans Are Pleased
It was a hard night for Panthers fans, as they lost a longtime star on their roster.
For one Panthers fan, he shared a photo of how it’s an endless circle of pain being rooting for the Panthers.
— Micah Hirshman (@MHirsh21) October 21, 2022
However, one user had a response asking how Panthers fans are still alive.
— Christian Horn (@Christian__Horn) October 21, 2022
But for 49ers fans, they want people to know their team is back.
— Kevin Thang (@Skip2MyJays) October 21, 2022
One person is comparing a McCaffrey and Deebo Samuel pairing to an NBA legendary duo.
Deebo and McCaffrey on the same team 🏆 pic.twitter.com/wO47B5kQuO
— Rasta CMC (@Rasta_CMC) October 21, 2022
But are these reactions to the McCaffrey trade reasonable?
Panthers Will Live On Without McCaffrey
While fans think the trade was painful, it’s actually a chance for a fresh start.
The team is getting four draft picks, which means young talent the team needs for their rebuild.
With this season pretty much over for the Panthers, it’s worth suffering through the rest of this season to get the haul from the McCaffrey trade.
However, it might take time for the Panthers to develop those draft picks.
But if management makes the right picks, the deal could yield significant results for the Panthers.