The Facts: The Panthers haven't made any official comments on potential plans to sign McCaffrey to a long-term deal as he enters the last year of his rookie deal until today, when GM Marty Hurney said: “Obviously, we’ve had internal discussions. Everybody knows what we think of Christian as a player. Other than that I can’t really say any more."
Diehards Line: As ESPN.com's David Newton noted, that doesn't actually say a lot about what might happen. Profootballtalk.com pointed out that extensions for running backs have not worked out for other teams, so it may not be a sure thing that those discussions wind up in a deal getting done anytime soon in Carolina. But we'll continue watching for more.