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Panthers' Christian McCaffrey becomes highest-paid running back in NFL history

by Mike Spector | Carolina Panthers Correspondent |
Mon, Apr 13th 5:37pm EDT

Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey signed a four-year extension averaging $16M per year. That contract makes him the highest-paid running back in NFL history. McCaffrey was rewarded for his stellar play over the last three years. In 2019, McCaffrey led the league with 403 touches, 2,392 yards from scrimmage and 19 combined rushing and receiving touchdowns. Since 2017, McCaffrey ranks first in the league in scrimmage yards and second in both scrimmage touchdowns and total touches.