Christian McCaffrey has signed a two-year extension with the San Francisco 49ers, keeping him with the team through the 2027 season. This deal, which is worth $38 million, includes $24 million in guarantees. The contract extension averages $19 million per season, making him the highest-paid running back in the NFL.

The 2023 NFL Offensive Player of the Year and a key player for the 49ers, McCaffrey, led the league in rushing yards (1,459) and yards from scrimmage (2,023) in the previous season. This extension comes after his significant contribution to the team since joining in 2022.

McCaffrey’s performance has been stellar, with 431 carries for 2,205 yards and 20 touchdowns on the ground, and 119 receptions for 1,028 yards and 11 touchdowns through the air in 27 games with the 49ers. His presence has been a significant factor in the 49ers’ success, including their deep postseason runs.

This contract not only rewards McCaffrey for his outstanding performance but also ensures the 49ers retain a vital player in their quest for future championships.