Panthers have had internal talks over Christian McCaffrey's contract

In a recent conference call, Carolina Panthers general manager Marty Hurney said the team has had internal talks regarding running back Christian McCaffrey's contract.

What It Means:

The eighth overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft, McCaffrey's contract carries through the 2021 season if the Panthers exercise their fifth-year team option. It wouldn't be surprising to see the Panthers lock down their stud running back before then.

McCaffrey has been a near-literal every-down running back for the Panthers over the past two seasons, amassing an incredible 4,357 scrimmage yards in that span (the most by a substantial margin). The 23-year-old has managed to stay injury-free in his three seasons and offers elite versatility out of the backfield. Expect the Panthers to sign McCaffrey to a massive deal at some point over the next two seasons.