Greg Papa believes Christian McCaffrey is the ‘most valuable piece’ on the 49ers

Oct 6, 2023, 9:18 AM

Christian McCaffrey #23 of the San Francisco 49ers runs the ball for a touchdown during the second ...

SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 01: Christian McCaffrey #23 of the San Francisco 49ers runs the ball for a touchdown during the second quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at Levi's Stadium on October 01, 2023 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Greg Papa, the radio voice of the 49ers, joined the Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross Friday to praise Christian McCaffrey and preview Sunday’s matchup against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football.

The running back’s big game against the Arizona Cardinals resulted in four touchdowns and an NFC Offensive Player of the Week honor. So far this year, Christian McCaffrey leads the NFL in rushing yards with 459 and is tied for first in touchdowns with six.

“He’s the most valuable piece of this offense and right now the 49ers are the best team in football,” Papa said. “Through the first quarter of the year, he’s definitely to me, the most valuable player in the NFL.”

Additional topics discussed include:

  • How the 49ers are the “most balanced team in football” right now
  • If San Francisco has the most pressure on them among all NFL teams to win the Super Bowl
  • What the team needs to do to prepare for Micah Parsons
  • Memories of Dick Butkus. The great Chicago Bears linebacker passed away Thursday at the age of 80.

Click here to watch and listen to the full interview with Greg Papa.

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