October 1, 2023 10:26 pm
Christian McCaffrey remains unfazed by heavy workload

Christian McCaffrey played all 57 snaps in Sunday’s game and 58 out of 68 snaps in the season opener. Nevertheless, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan acknowledged that he desires to enhance the operating back rotation. In Week 1, backup operating back Elijah Mitchell had ten snaps, but he did not have any in Week two.

In spite of the workload, McCaffrey is not concerned about getting overworked. He believes that the quantity of snaps he plays depends on how the game is going. In the preceding game, there had been lots of breaks, which resulted in him playing far more snaps. McCaffrey also acknowledged that there will be games exactly where Mitchell will have consecutive carries on a number of drives if he is performing properly.

McCaffrey has played all offensive snaps for his group 15 instances in his profession, which is a exceptional feat. Only ten instances in the course of the similar period have other operating backs played every single play. The final time McCaffrey played one hundred % of the snaps was in Week 15 of the 2019 season even though he was nevertheless with the Panthers. In addition, McCaffrey at present leads the NFL in rushing yards with 268, 88 yards ahead of the closest competitor.

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