The Carolina Panthers are signing Christian McCaffrey to a contract
extension that will reportedly make him the highest-paid running back in
The Charlotte News & Observer was among the multiple media
outlets reporting the Panthers are bringing back their offensive star on
a four-year, $64 million extension.
The newspaper cited two sources in reporting the deal worth an average of $16 million a year.
McCaffrey is entering the fourth year of his rookie contract and was
coming off the third 1 000 receiving yards and 1 000 rushing yards in
He had more touchdowns from scrimmage than any other player in the NFL last season.
Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys was previously the highest-paid
running back in league history, after signing a six-year, $90 million
contract last September.
"I'm so excited to continue my career in Carolina," McCaffrey, who will turn 24 in June, told ESPN.