Carolina Panthers star Christian McCaffrey was electric when he was on the field during the 2020 NFL season, but that turned out to be a rare occurrence. CMC appeared in just three games for Carolina this year, dealing primarily with ankle and shoulder injuries that sidelined him for the bulk of the season.
Looking to turn his health around heading into 2021 offseason training, McCaffrey is vowing to make a major change in order to maximize his playing time.
They say that availability is the best ability, and it sounds McCaffrey is taking that message to heart heading into the offseason. The running back wants to focus on taking a step back from training and resting when appropriate, rather than pushing his body to the limit, which is a great sign ahead of next season.
That's going to be my goal this offseason, starting now, is to prepare the best way possible. Sometimes that means resting, and sometimes it means not going out and training. I can be my own worst enemy sometimes, and that's one thing I've learned too is, just be healthy. Too much is not always good.- Christian McCaffrey
McCaffrey was a beast in his three games this year, averaging 19.7 rushes for 75.0 yards and 5.7 receptions for 49.7 receiving yards per game. He found the endzone twice in each of his three games, showcasing how vital he is to the Panthers' offense.
CMC's absence cleared the way for Mike Davis to take over Carolina's lead back, and the sixth-year veteran totaled 642 yards on 165 attempts along with 8 total TDs (6 rushing, 2 receiving).
If McCaffrey can stay healthy, it should help the Panthers mightily as they continue to rebuild themselves back into a contender. Even with an unstable starting QB situation, McCaffrey can help make the team competitive if he's in the lineup each week.
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