NFL rosters are changing all the time, and it’s not uncommon for stars to move from team to team over the course of their career. This can cause a complete overhaul within the league, but it seems as though that’s what keeps it fresh, exciting, and competitive. On the other hand, though, there are some players who decide that change isn’t always a good thing, and Christian McCaffrey is one of them. Sure, he’s embracing a new role as the face of the Panthers franchise, but he’s staying right where he is…
Making a Few Changes
The Carolina Panthers are currently in the midst of a few changes, and they are looking at their roster and cutting a few loose ends where they need to. Of course, they’re also adding some fresh meat into the mix – but McCaffrey hasn’t been a part of those discussions. In mid-April, he chose to extend his contract with the Panthers for another four years, adding another $64 million into the bank account. This came as a surprise to many, as some fans thought that he would shoot for the stars and change teams in order to win the coveted Super Bowl title.
Not an Option
For Christian, though, switching wasn’t even an option. While this extension has certainly worked in his favor, as he is now the face of the Panthers since the team said goodbye to Luke Keuchly and Cam Newton, this was just a bonus by-product of the decision that he was always going to make. In his words, “I want to be in Carolina for my whole career… I bought a place in Charlotte. I love the Carolinas more than anything else in the world. It is somewhere I would like to call home forever.” So, Panther fans probably don’t need to worry about him leaving anytime soon.
It’s safe to say that McCaffrey loves his new role.