Panthers head coach Ron Rivera discusses Christian McCaffrey's workload on Wednesday, “The goal is to cut down on his plays, but we’re not going to take away his touches,” Rivera said. “We want the ball in Christian’s hands. When he’s on the field, there’s no reason for him to be a decoy or be a swing guy."
Christian McCaffrey was on the field for 91.3% of all the Panthers snaps last season, a league-high for running backs. The team wants to limit his workload this season by streamlining his snaps with his touches, which would mean similar touch numbers, but a lowered snap percentage. With nobody behind him set to cut into his work, McCaffrey should be set up for another huge workload, making him one of the few backs in the league on pace to get 300+ touches this season.