By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The San Francisco 49ers were not the only team interested in Christian McCaffrey’s services. The Los Angeles Rams, according to reports, were also in the mix.
The Rams; however, were not willing to ante up to make the deal work. The 49ers were willing to go all in with the move.
It is not clear what the Rams were willing to give up in a deal. San Francisco gave up their 2023 second, third, and fourth-round draft picks in the deal.
Also included in the package was a fourth pick, a 2024 fifth-round draft pick.
McCaffrey has rushed for more yards by himself than the Rams’ top two rushers. Darrell Henderson and Cam Akers have combined for 332 yards.
Henderson has had 181 rushing yards thus far. Akers — who is available for a trade —has accounted for 151 rushing yards.
The former first-round draft pick in the 2015 NFL Draft has accounted for 393 rushing yards this season.
The Rams have twice surpassed 100 rushing yards in a game. McCaffrey has done it twice by himself.
Los Angeles had 100 combined rushing yards in Week 3 against the Arizona Cardinals. Then, last week against the Carolina Panthers, they had 111 rushing yards.
McCaffrey has 393 rushing yards on 85 carries with two touchdowns. He has had 33 receptions for 277 yards and a touchdown.
He had 102 rushing yards in Week 2 against the New York Giants. Then, in Week 3, he had 108 rushing yards against the New Orleans Saints.
With McCaffrey off the market, the Rams will have to find a new suitor to spark their run game.