SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — The San Francisco 49ers have traded for All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey in exchange for draft picks, according to multiple reports. The 49ers traded away their 2nd round pick in 2023, a third-round pick in 2023, a fourth-round pick in 2023 and a fifth-round pick in 2024, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
McCaffrey, 26, returns to the Bay Area where he attended college at Stanford from 2014-16. He finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting in 2015.
In the NFL, McCaffrey had a career year in 2019 after he rushed for 1,387 yards and 15 touchdowns, including 1,005 yards receiving and four touchdowns — good for first-team All-Pro honors. For his career, McCaffrey has 7,272 yards from scrimmage – 3,980 rushing and 3,292 receiving – and has scored 50 touchdowns.
McCaffrey had previously spent his career with the Panthers after being drafted 8th overall in the 2017 NFL Draft. The contract he signed as a member of the Panthers means he is owed about $36 million in non-guaranteed money over the next three years.
Another Bay Area tie: McCaffrey’s father, Ed, won a Super Bowl with the 49ers in the 1994 season and won two more titles in Denver with Shanahan’s father, Mike, as his head coach.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.