Panthers McCaffrey Honored To Be Named Captain

Christian McCaffrey reacts after Panthers name team captains for 2020 season.

Run CMC can add another accolade to his already incredible NFL resume. After a team vote, the Panthers have named him one of their six captains for the 2020 season.

It’s the first time that Christian McCaffrey will start the season as a captain. The running back was named captain last year before the Week 5 game against Jacksonville.

While defensive tackle Kawann Short earns the honor for the second straight season, linebacker Shaq Thompson will wear the “C” patch on his jersey for the first time in his NFL career.

Previously captains on former teams, it didn’t take long for three Panthers newcomers to show their leadership skills.

Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, left tackle Russell Okung and linebacker Tahir Whitehead round out Carolina’s 2020 captains.

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The Panthers open their 2020 season on Sunday when they host the Las Vegas Raiders.