The Panthers are serious about keeping Cam Newton from running as much next year, so they’re taking a serious look at all the running backs.
They’re meeting with LSU’s Leonard Fournette next week and have reportedly already had Tenneseee’s Alvin Kamara in for a visit. It is thus reasonable to assume that Florida State’s Dalvin Cook will turn up on their dance card eventually.
McCaffrey would be more of a contrast back to Jonathan Stewart, as opposed to the like-for-like Fournette would present. He’s more of a weapon in the passing game and possible as a returner as well.
The Panthers also just hired his college position coach (Lance Taylor) as their wide receivers coach this offseason, giving them plenty of familiarity with McCaffrey’s work already.