Behind the 49ers’ Deal for Christian McCaffrey

Do it now while the championship window is open: That was the thinking around San Francisco’s trade for the dual-threat running back who, when healthy, is among the game’s elite. In return, the 49ers sent Carolina second-, third- and fourth-round picks in the 2023 draft plus a fifth-rounder in 2024. Can this move get the 3-3 Niners to the Super Bowl? How much of a cap hit are they taking? Here’s more on the deal, including what’s next for the struggling Panthers.

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Behind the 49ers’ Deal for Christian McCaffrey
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