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2 Potential Teams Reportedly Emerge For Running Back Christian McCaffrey

Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers

The NFC West might be gaining a superstar running back in the near future.

In a report that surfaced Tuesday morning, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler noted that the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers have emerged as two teams "implicated" in a potential blockbuster trade involving Christian McCaffrey. 

"Rams, 49ers 'implicated' in potential CMC trade," NBC Sports EDGE tweeted Tuesday morning.

Even though reports came out last week that the Panthers haven't started trade talks surrounding McCaffrey, this news appears to signify that Carolina is at least keeping their options open. 

The Los Angeles Rams, one of the teams mentioned in the report, could certainly use McCaffrey given the team has seemingly moved on from running back Cam Akers. Without Akers, Darrell Henderson and Malcolm Brown are the next two options for Los Angeles, and neither are averaging better than 3.9 yards per carry this season.

In San Francisco, the 49ers have seen moderate success out of Jeff Wilson Jr. after stepping in for injured Elijah Mitchell. While Mitchell is slated to return in a few weeks, neither running back has the pass catching ability or 3 down potential of McCaffrey.

Carolina will have a few weeks to make their final decision on McCaffrey, with the NFL's trade deadline looming on November 1st.