Last year, the Rams beat the 49ers acquire Matthew Stafford, a quarterback San Francisco was really pushing for. Yesterday, Kyle Shanahan returned the favor.
According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the Rams “made a push” to acquire McCaffrey, but the 49ers beat them out. Ian Rapoport also said the Panthers were “deep in talks” with the Rams for multiple Day 2 picks.
The 49ers are sending a package of picks (Panthers receive: 2nd-round 2023 pick 3rd-round 2023 pick 4th-round 2023 pick 5th-round 2024 pick) to the Panthers for McCaffrey, bolstering an already-impressive roster. It was assumed and reported that the Rams were interested in McCaffrey, especially given the situation with Cam Akers.
The NFC West is going to be a wild race to the finish.
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