Panthers make McCaffrey highest paid RB

Former Stanford star Christian McCaffrey made waves in his third NFL season with Carolina. The RB is now the highest paid at his position, earning a four-year $64 million contract extension.

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April 14, 2020 - 10:05 AM

Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (22) rushes past New Orleans Saints free safety D.J. Swearinger (36) during the first half on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019 at at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. Photo by David T. Foster III/Charlotte Observer/TNS

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have rewarded Christian McCaffrey for his production and versatility, making him the highest-paid running back in the NFL.

The team agreed to a four-year, $64 million contract extension with McCaffrey on Monday, a person familiar with the contract negotiations told The Associated Press.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the Panthers have not announced the extension. Details on how much of the contract is fully guaranteed were unavailable.

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