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 will depend on how the sport goes. Within the earlier recreation, there have been many breaks, which resulted in him taking part in extra snaps. McCaffrey additionally acknowledged that there might be video games the place Mitchell may have consecutive carries on a number of drives if he’s performing properly.
McCaffrey has performed all offensive snaps for his staff 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 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 dashing yards with 268, 88 yards forward of the closest competitor.