KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two of the greatest offensive players in the NFL will take the field at Arrowhead Stadium Sunday, as the Carolina Panthers visit the reigning Super Bowl Champs.
Chiefs fans are plenty familiar with former MVP and Super Bowl Champ quarterback Patrick Mahomes' talent and abilities, but Carolina also brings in a threatening offensive weapon in All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey.
“He’s a guy that can do it all, he can catch the ball just as well as he can run the ball and he runs the ball well so. He’s someone that is really a mismatch for defenses, he can run the ball between tackles," Mahomes said Wednesday.
McCaffrey has missed the last six games due to a high ankle sprain, but is expected to be activated from the injured reserve any day now according to Panther's head coach Matt Rhule.
“You know, he looked liked Christian, he looked good, he looks sharp, we will see how his body responds," Rhule said.
In 2019, McCaffrey led the NFL with 2,392 yards from scrimmage and 19 touchdowns.
Mahomes remembers his production on the field all to well.
“He can have speed to beat them (defenses) on the outside an he can run routes just like a receiver so,” Mahomes said.
Last season, McCaffrey was on the field for 93% of Panthers offensive snaps and before his injury this season, he was averaging 9.6 yards per catch.
“A talented guy and I’m excited to get to watch him play," Mahomes said.