Christian McCaffrey has always been fast.
Even at cross-country travel, it turns out.
Less than 24 hours after being traded from the Carolina Panthers to the San Francisco 49ers, the star running back took the field Friday with his new team.
He's sporting a new uniform number, too. McCaffrey will wear No. 23 with the 49ers.
"Not wasting time: Christian McCaffrey is already on the practice field for the #49ers" -- Ari Meirov
The Panthers trading McCaffrey to the 49ers in exchange for a haul of draft picks rocked the NFL world on Thursday night. Friday, McCaffrey flew to San Francisco and passed a physical examination, officially sealing the deal and allowing him to take part in the 49ers' practice.
The fact that McCaffrey was able to get onto the practice field so quickly further supports reports that the 49ers plan to use McCaffrey, albeit in a limited capacity, when they host the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
McCaffrey will look to offer 49ers fans a first glimpse of his on-field speed then.