Coming into this season, the San Francisco 49ers‘ Christian McCaffrey was considered one of the best running backs, if not the best running back, in the NFL.
But with the season he is having so far, one has to put him at the top of that list and perhaps consider a higher individual honor for him.
On Monday morning’s episode of ESPN’s “First Take,” Pro Football Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe says McCaffrey should be in the discussion for the league MVP award.
Anybody got a problem with what I said?
— shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) October 2, 2023
On Sunday, the 49ers defeated the Arizona Cardinals, 35-16, and McCaffrey had an outstanding effort with 106 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries plus 71 yards and a touchdown in the air.
On the season, he is leading everyone with 459 rushing yards and he is tied for the league lead with six rushing touchdowns.
If he keeps going at this pace, he could end up having a season for the ages, and he has already had a campaign like that not too long ago.
In 2019, as a member of the Carolina Panthers, McCaffrey became just the third player in NFL player to register at least 1,000 rushing and receiving yards in the same season, joining Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk and former 49ers star Roger Craig.
This year’s Niners are 4-0, and they’re currently looking like the best football team in the land, thanks in large part to McCaffrey, whom they acquired in a midseason trade last year.
Since he arrived, their offense was been super potent and versatile, and combined with their savage defense, a Super Bowl championship may be inevitable.NEXT: Patriots Receive Terrible News On 2 Key Defenders