Christian McCaffrey just received his second Offensive Player of the Month award with the 49ers, and it's the first of this year (but potentially not the last).
Each time San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey does something awesome on the field or receives some kind of accolade, I'm reminded that I was initially skeptical of the blockbuster trade involving him and the Carolina Panthers last year.
At any rate, McCaffrey is back in the news again (for the right reason) after having a scortching-hot September, one that helped the Niners get out to a perfect 3-0 start to the 2023 season while scoring precisely 30 points in each of those three contests.
The big news? The All-Pro is receiving an Offensive Player of the Month award, his second since coming over to San Francisco and third overall in his entire career.
Why did Christian McCaffrey get named Offensive Player of the Month for September?
McCaffrey leads the league with 353 rush yards and also has an additional 70 yards receiving on 11 catches.
With three touchdowns scored, one per week, McCaffrey also notched his name into the 49ers' record books, tying Hall of Famer Jerry Rice for most consecutive games with a touchdown (12) by doing so against the New York Giants on Thursday Night Football.
McCaffrey potentially breaks that record when the Niners host the 1-2 Arizona Cardinals in Week 4, and one has to figure that head coach Kyle Shanahan will give the running back every possible opportunity to do so this Sunday.
The former Stanford Cardinal recorded his first Offensive Player of the Month award back in September of 2019 with Carolina, and his first with San Francisco was in December of last year.
Perhaps there'll be another this season, too.