And while their team is obviously stacked on both sides of the field, star RB Christian McCaffrey has been their best offensive player by a significant margin.
That’s why OT Trent Williams believes he has a legitimate shot to become the first non-quarterback to win MVP honors since Adrian Peterson did it in 2012, via Around The NFL.
“Hey, all them streaks come to an end eventually, right?” Williams said, via ESPN. “This might be the year. I can see it.”
Peterson needed to rush for more than 2,000 yards to get the nod, and CMC will have plenty of competition, including his own teammate, Brock Purdy, who’s still undefeated as a starter.
It’s hard to ignore McCaffrey’s video-game-like production.
He had 106 yards on 20 carries and three rush touchdowns, all while hauling in seven passes for 71 receiving yards and another score.
That performance put him right by Jerry Rice as the only player with 150+ scrimmage yards and four+ TD in a game in franchise history.
It was also a career-best performance from a touchdown perspective, and the second-most scrimmage touchdowns in team history.
On top of that, the former Carolina Panther is now the seventh player to score at least one touchdown in 13+ straight games — including playoff — passing Rice for team history.
As of now, he just trails a plethora of legends and Hall of Famers, such as Emmitt Smith (14), O.J. Simpson, John Riggins, and Lenny Moore (15 each).
As of now, he has the most rushing yards (459) in the league and is tied for most rushing touchdowns as well (six), and has a grand total of 600 scrimmage yards through four games, which is also the highest number in the league.