‘Christian McCaffrey Is Ready’ – Carolina Panthers OC Joe Brady Confirms Running Back’s Return

Published 09/12/2021, 1:50 PM EDT


After a mind boggling 2019 season, expectations were high from the very versatile RB Joe Brady. Unfortunately, the Carolina Panthers running back had an injury laden 2020 and could only play in 3 games. Joe Brady, Panthers recently confirmed to the press that CMC will make his return against the New York Jets. 

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Carolina Panthers have Christian McCaffrey back in the mix

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In the 2018 and 2019 seasons, McCaffrey had completed a 1000-1000 where he covered 1000 yards rushing and took 100 catches in consecutive seasons. Despite his disaster of a season in 2020, Panthers OC is very confident that the player will be back to his normal self this season.

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Speaking via the Associated Press, Brady said, “Christian McCaffrey is ready to be Christian McCaffrey again,” When quipped about the Panthers finishing poorly without Christian last season, Brady said, “There were limitations on what you could do without Christian. I’m not necessarily saying that as an excuse, but just the reality of the time we all had with each other. And there are certain elements that Christian can do that not a lot of football players can do.” 

“The excitement is real” – McCaffrey on his return

Nov 15, 2020; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a touchdown to wide receiver Mike Evans (13) (not pictured) in the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

McCaffrey last season was out from Week 3 to Week 8 for the Panthers before making a return in Week 9. Unfortunately, he got injured again after his cameo in Week 9 and sat out for the remaining games. Speaking on his return to match fitness after a long time, McCaffrey was visibly excited. “The excitement is real. It has been a long time,” McCaffrey said.

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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is a Football and NFL writer at Essentially Sports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xaviers College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite football club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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