Riches (his $16-million AAV is the highest ever at his position), fame (he’s dating Danny Amendola’s ex, former Miss Universe Olivia Culpo), consensus No. 1 fantasy status … Christian McCaffrey seems to have it all. He also has the body of a Greek god, as evidenced by his photoshoot for an upcoming issue of GQ.
Now McCaffrey isn’t just eye candy. Far from it. He’s first and foremost a football player and a pretty spectacular one at that. The NFL’s 2019 touchdown leader is one of just three players to total 1,000 yards rushing and receiving in the same season. He also finished second in the league with 116 receptions last year. That’s the most ever by an NFL running back, bettering the single-season record he set a year earlier (he only charted 107 grabs in 2018).
But come on. Look at this hunkasaurus. Between his sculpted chest, longing, ocean-blue eyes and flawless bone structure, McCaffrey is an unheard-of physical specimen, a shredded beefcake with abs that would make Channing Tatum blush. Hey Christian, Peter Griffin called. He wants his handsome cream back.
With McCaffrey announcing his entry into the modeling ranks (doing so in emphatic fashion with his GQ mic drop), Hansel may be settling for silver at this year’s Male Modeling Awards. Twitter predictably had a field day with McCaffrey’s steamy photo shoot, comparing him to the similarly breathtaking likes of Dirk Diggler (Mark Wahlberg’s iconic character from Boogie Nights) and Magic Mike.
Sure the 24-year-old Panthers star has never won an NFL postseason game (he’s only appeared in one). But with millions in the bank, rugged, runway-quality good looks and a girlfriend who just graced the cover of Sports Illustrated’s annual swimsuit issue, I don’t think anyone is getting on McCaffrey’s case about never winning a playoff game.