February 20, 2024

Christian McCaffrey is the offensive player of the year

49ers operating again Christian McCaffrey can be attempting to win the Super Bowl for the first time in his profession on Sunday and he’ll go into the recreation as the NFL’s offensive player of the year.

McCaffrey, who is additionally a finalist for MVP, was the selection in voting performed by the Associated Press. The different finalists had been Dolphins extensive receiver Tyreek Hill, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, Cowboys extensive receiver CeeDee Lamb, and Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott.

McCaffrey carried 39 first-place votes and was named on all 50 ballots. Hill completed second with seven first-place votes with Lamb and Jackson getting the remaining first-place votes. Lamb had one of them to Jackson’s three, however was named on 32 different ballots whereas Jackson was solely named on 11. Jackson is anticipated to be named the MVP, which doubtless contributed to what number of voters approached their ballots.

The 49ers traded for McCaffrey throughout the 2022 season and he scored 13 touchdowns in 13 video games with the group. That turned out to be only a preview of what was to come back in his first full year with the group.

McCaffrey scored touchdowns in every of the group’s first eight video games and completed the common season with 21 scores in 16 appearances. That tied Dolphins operating again Raheem Mostert for the most in the league and McCaffrey was all by himself as the chief in speeding yards and yards from scrimmage.

All advised, McCaffrey ran 272 occasions for 1,459 yards and 14 touchdowns and he caught 67 passes for 564 yards and 7 touchdowns. He joins Joe Montana, Roger Craig, Jerry Rice, and Steve Young as 49ers gamers who’ve gained the award and he’ll be hoping to affix them as Super Bowl champions in opposition to the Chiefs.