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Here's When Christian McCaffrey Will 'Likely' Make His San Francisco 49ers Debut

Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey

Christian McCaffrey won't be eased into his new tenure with the San Francisco 49ers. 

The Panthers traded McCaffrey to the 49ers on Thursday night. Now, the big question is when will the Stanford product make his San Francisco 49ers debut?

Per NFL insider Ian Rapoport, McCaffrey will likely make his debut for the 49ers this Sunday vs. the Chiefs of Kansas City. 

It will be in a limited capacity, but expect McCaffrey to get plenty of run in the red-zone. 

"New #49ers RB Christian McCaffrey, who has already spoken to coach Kyle Shanahan and team brass, travels tomorrow to his new home. If he plays Sunday, which he likely will do, expect a red zone package. Then he'll ramp up from there," said Rapoport. 

In coming weeks once he finds a groove, Christian McCaffrey will become a focal point of the 49ers offense. 

A backfield consisting of McCaffrey and Deebo Samuel will be nearly impossible for opposing defenses to contain. 

McCaffrey will likely make his 49ers debut this Sunday vs. the Chiefs.