All the noise around the league suggested that a McCaffrey trade was in the works.
But, heading to San Francisco was a surprise to some.
You only make a move like this if you think you are contending for the Super Bowl.
So clearly, the 49ers are going all in.
Even though they had to give up a lot of draft picks to acquire McCaffrey, it is worth it if they win the title.
Stephen A. Smith has his take on this trade and why it could help the 49ers.
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) October 21, 2022
McCaffrey will help open up the 49ers’ offense and give them another elite weapon teams will have to deal with.
A New Contender
So adding McCaffrey should make them scary.
It will be interesting to see how Kyle Shanahan incorporates McCaffrey into the offense.
The 49ers are a run-first team so the former all-pro should get plenty of work.
But, he is also an elite pass catcher that can help Jimmy Garoppolo in check-down situations.
Also, this trade could mean the end of Deebo as a running back.
He has had plenty of success in the backfield in recent years but McCaffrey will now be the workhorse on this team.
This was a bold trade by the 49ers and if McCaffrey can stay healthy it might pay off for them in the long run.
As Stephen A pointed out, this deal gives the NFC another contender and one very explosive offense.