Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey currently possesses the title that Redskins running back Adrian Peterson had for many years of his career: the best running back in the NFL.
After the Redskins 29-21 victory on Sunday, the two generational talents shared an epic jersey swap.
▫️ CMC to AP:— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) December 2, 2019
"Thanks for paving the way. GOAT."
▫️ AP to CMC:
"Greatness is in you." pic.twitter.com/eL3lCswL9S
McCaffrey thanked Peterson, signing his jersey with "Thanks for paving the way," and finished with a phrase that many have called the 34-year-old, the "G.O.A.T."
Peterson wrote "Greatness is in you" on the jersey he gifted the Carolina star, something that anyone who has watched any Panthers game this season knows is very true.
Although McCaffrey did not have a great game in Week 13 -- he finished with 102 scrimmage yards on 21 touches -- the third-year pro entered Sunday as the NFL's rushing leader and second in receiving yards by a running back. He's already over 1,000 rushing yards on the season and will likely come an arm's reach away from 1,000 receiving yards by the year's end as well.
It's unlikely McCaffrey will win this season's MVP award, but he's firmly entrenched himself in the conversation. No running back has taken home the league's most prestigious individual honor since, well, ironically enough, Peterson did in 2012.
It was the veteran running back who had the last laugh on Sunday, as Peterson finished with 99 rushing yards and a touchdown in the Burgundy and Gold's victory.
Nonetheless, the exchange between McCaffrey and Peterson was an awesome thing for fans all over the league to see.
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