The Carolina Panthers have one of the league's most dynamic offensive weapons in second-year RB Christian McCaffrey. In his second season, McCaffrey has been given a much more involved role in the offense now as the sole workhorse back on the team.
And in Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons, McCaffrey recorded his 103rd catch of the year, which set the new record for receptions by a running back in a single season, surpassing Matt Forte's former mark.
He would finish the game with 106 receptions on the season.
Christian McCaffrey has 103 receptions on the season.— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) December 23, 2018
This is the most receptions for a running back in a single season in NFL history.
Definition of triple* threat.
*Threw a passing TD last week pic.twitter.com/P3FUGUSWN8
With only one game remaining in the NFL regular season, McCaffrey has totaled an impressive 1,080 yards rushing along with seven rushing TDs. Out of the backfield, he has been just as productive. The star RB has also posted 845 receiving yards with six receiving TDs.
And he can pass!
The Panthers may view this season as a disappointment. Currently out of the playoffs and sitting 6-9 in the NFC South, the team definitely has some work to do in the offseason.
If this Panthers season has taught us anything, it's that you need to get the ball in McCaffrey's hands as often as possible and good things will happen.