Matt Barrows on if Purdy, McCaffrey are in MVP conversation

Oct 2, 2023, 8:21 AM

SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 01: Christian McCaffrey #23 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates...

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Four weeks into the 2023 NFL season, the San Francisco 49ers look like a juggernaut that can contend for a Super Bowl title.

The Athletic’s Matt Barrows joined The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross on Monday morning to recap the 49ers’ win over the Arizona Cardinals, break down Christian McCaffrey’s dominant start to the season, and much more!

Also: Could McCaffrey and quarterback Brock Purdy battle it out for this season’s NFL MVP award?

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Topics Discussed Include

  • Diving into Sunday’s win over the Cardinals
  • Barrows says the 49ers are “playing like the best team in the NFC right now.”
  • Should there be concerns about how San Francisco’s special teams performed this weekend?
  • Should Brock Purdy be named among the candidates for MVP?
  • Christian McCaffrey is making the game look easy right now
  • Is McCaffrey a “perfect fit” for this 49ers offense?
  • Barrows says that McCaffrey is “tailor-made” for the offense
  • “Bottom line, [McCaffrey] has been sensational.”
  • Is it possible that McCaffrey and Purdy will battle it out for the MVP award?
  • Did Deebo Samuel’s performance raise any concerns?
  • Looking ahead to next week’s highly anticipated 49ers vs. Cowboys matchup at Levi’s Stadium

McCaffrey etched his name into the record books on Sunday as the ballcarrier became the first 49er to score a touchdown in 13 straight games, breaking the record held by Jerry Rice (12). McCaffrey also broke 49ers great Garrison Hearst’s record last week, rushing for the most yards through the first three weeks of a season (353).

Purdy was also on the money Sunday, going 20 for 21 passing. A 95% clip is the highest number since Joe Montana did it in 1987. He also had two total TDs and a 134.6 QB rating.

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Upcoming San Francisco 49ers Schedule

  • Sunday, October 8th vs. Dallas Cowboys – 5:20 PM PST
  • Sunday, October 15th @ Cleveland Browns – 10:00 AM PST
  • M0nday, October 23rd – @ Minnesota Vikings – 5:15 PM PST
  • Sunday, October 29th – vs. Cincinnati Bengals – 1:25 PM PST
  • Sunday, November 12th – @ Jacksonville Jaguars – 10:00 AM PST

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