Christian McCaffrey doesn’t care who wins Super Bowl 57 (neither should you)
By Peter Panacy
49ers running back Christian McCaffrey appears a little salty about his team not making it to the Super Bowl, and he doesn’t want to see a winner anyway.
All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey probably just summed up how most San Francisco 49ers fans feel with regard to Super Bowl 57.
Simply put, Niners fans don’t care if either the Kansas City Chiefs or Philadelphia Eagles win. If anything, both teams should come up as losers in one way or another, if that was somehow possible.
That sentiment stems from San Francisco’s loss to KC in the Super Bowl back in February of 2020, and most recently, the 49ers’ unfortunate exit against Philly in the NFC Championship game, a penultimate bout where the Niners’ chances were wholly derailed by quarterback Brock Purdy’s elbow injury that’ll ultimately require six months’ recovery time.
McCaffrey scored San Francisco’s lone touchdown during the game and even had to attempt a pass after the 49ers lost both Purdy and backup quarterback Josh Johnson to injuries.
However, speaking to the media in advance of Super Bowl 57, McCaffrey doesn’t sound too excited for there to be a new NFL champion.
Christian McCaffrey on Super Bowl 57 winner: ‘I hope both teams lose’
Joining NFL Network’s Andrew Siciliano on Wednesday, McCaffrey was awfully blunt when asked about the Super Bowl.
“I hope both teams lose,” McCaffrey said when asked about wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk’s earlier comments about KC “exposing” Philadelphia’s defense. “To me, it doesn’t matter. We wish we were playing [in the Super Bowl] so bad, and that game still hurts.”
McCaffrey wasn’t around when Kansas City came from behind and beat the Niners in Super Bowl 54, but it’s a similar sentiment among San Francisco fans, too.
Although that was the “big game,” not the conference championship. So, with Philly now riding a win over the 49ers en route to playing the last team to beat the Niners in a Super Bowl, it’d be fair for The Faithful to fully embrace McCaffrey’s comments.
It sounds like Pro Bowl EDGE Nick Bosa already has, too.
McCaffrey, Bosa and probably a lot of other San Francisco players and Faithful fans won’t be investing themselves heavily into the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 12.