Christian McCaffrey performed all 57 snaps in Sunday’s recreation and 58 out of 68 snaps within the season opener. Nevertheless, 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 just isn’t involved about being overworked. He believes that the variety of snaps he performs is dependent 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 might be video games the place Mitchell can have consecutive carries on a number of drives if he’s performing effectively.
McCaffrey has performed all offensive snaps for his staff 15 occasions in his profession, which is a outstanding feat. Solely 10 occasions throughout the identical interval produce other operating backs performed each play. The final time McCaffrey performed one hundred pc of the snaps was in Week 15 of the 2019 season whereas he was nonetheless with the Panthers. Moreover, McCaffrey at the moment leads the NFL in speeding yards with 268, 88 yards forward of the closest competitor.