While it’s never easy to replace a playmaker as talented as McCaffrey, his absence could force the team to run a more aggressive passing offense. Watch Eric Eager at Pro Football Focus make the case that the Panthers could actually be better without McCaffrey in the lineup.
— PFF (@PFF) September 25, 2020
No lies detected, here. Passing is almost always more efficient than running. If offensive coordinator Joe Brady embraces passing on early downs and utilizes players like Curtis Samuel better, this offense could actually become more potent while McCaffrey is out.