Christian McCaffrey performed all 57 snaps in Sunday’s recreation and 58 out of 68 snaps within the season opener. Nonetheless, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan acknowledged that he wants to enhance the operating again rotation. In Week 1, backup operating again Elijah Mitchell had 10 snaps, however he didn’t have any in Week 2.
Regardless of the workload, McCaffrey is just not involved about being overworked. He believes that the variety of snaps he performs depends upon how the sport goes. Within the earlier recreation, there have been many breaks, which resulted in him enjoying extra snaps. McCaffrey additionally acknowledged that there shall be video games the place Mitchell may have consecutive carries on a number of drives if he’s performing nicely.
McCaffrey has performed all offensive snaps for his workforce 15 instances in his profession, which is a exceptional feat. Solely 10 instances throughout the identical interval produce other operating backs performed each play. The final time McCaffrey performed 100% of the snaps was in Week 15 of the 2019 season whereas he was nonetheless with the Panthers. Moreover, McCaffrey at present leads the NFL in dashing yards with 268, 88 yards forward of the closest competitor.