Carolina's horrible start to the season (1-4) combined with its firing of head coach Matt Rhule is going to make the Panthers a frequent flyer in trade rumors. Teams are already calling to check on the price of superstar running back Christian McCaffrey, including the Super Bowl favorite Buffalo Bills.
Christian McCaffrey Trade Rumors
Carolina could be looking to stockpile draft picks in hopes of undergoing a successful rebuild in the post-Rhule era. McCaffrey is its best trade chip alongside wide receiver DJ Moore given his success on the field. The Pro Bowl ball carrier also doesn't hit free agency until 2026, either, which means he still has multiple years of team control.
Despite dealing with several injuries over the past few years, McCaffrey has played every game this season and is still one of the best offensive players in the game when healthy. The former All-Pro is averaging 102.4 yards from scrimmage per game this season despite playing in a deeply flawed offense with lackluster quarterback play from Baker Mayfield.
The Bills called about the idea of trading for McCaffrey during the past offseason, too, which makes it important to mention the connection here. Current Buffalo general manager Brandon Beane as well as current head coach Sean McDermott both spent time with the Panthers organization in the past.
Of course, the Bills are not the only team calling about McCaffrey's availability. They may be willing to go the extra mile to acquire him, however, given that they're still searching for their first Super Bowl title.
Buffalo is currently favored to do so this year, however, as the Bills have +400 odds on FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds. If they do end up landing McCaffrey, their odds will become even shorter.
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