Max McCaffrey
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McCaffrey with the Packers in 2017
Free agent
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1994-05-17) May 17, 1994 (age 26)
Castle Rock, Colorado
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Valor Christian
(Highlands Ranch, Colorado)
Career history
* Oakland Raiders ( 2016)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Receiving yards:4
Receiving touchdowns:0
Player stats at

Maxwell James McCaffrey (born May 17, 1994) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Duke and signed with the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent in 2016.

College careerEdit

In 53 games (38 starts), McCaffrey caught 117 passes for 1,341 yards and 12 touchdowns, and twice received Academic All-ACC honors. In 2015, he started all 13 games, making 52 receptions for 643 yards (12.4 per catch) and five touchdowns.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Oakland RaidersEdit

On April 30, 2016, McCaffrey signed with the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent following the conclusion of the 2016 NFL Draft.[2] On August 29, 2016, he was released by the Raiders.[3]

Green Bay PackersEdit

On December 20, 2016, McCaffrey was signed to the Packers' practice squad. [4] On January 21, 2017, McCaffrey was promoted to the active roster prior to the NFC Championship matchup against the Atlanta Falcons, as insurance for Jordy Nelson.[5][6] However, he did not actually play in the championship game itself. He remained with the Packers through the ensuing offseason and the 2017 preseason, before being waived on September 2, 2017.[7]

New Orleans SaintsEdit

On September 3, 2017, McCaffrey was signed to the New Orleans Saints' practice squad.[8]

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

On September 12, 2017, McCaffrey was signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars active roster off the Saints' practice squad after Allen Robinson was placed on injured reserve.[9] In Week 5, against the Pittsburgh Steelers, he made his first NFL catch, a four-yard reception.[10] He was waived by the Jaguars on October 21, 2017.[11]

Green Bay Packers (second stint)Edit

On October 24, 2017, McCaffrey was signed to the Packers' practice squad.[12]

San Francisco 49ersEdit

On December 13, 2017, McCaffrey was signed by the San Francisco 49ers to a two-year deal off the Packers' practice squad.[13]

On August 29, 2018, McCaffrey was waived/injured by the 49ers after having foot surgery and was placed on injured reserve.[14] He was released the next day. He was re-signed to the 49ers' practice squad on November 27, 2018. [15] On December 29, 2018, McCaffrey was promoted to the active roster.[16]

On August 3, 2019, McCaffrey was waived by the 49ers.[17]

Personal lifeEdit

Max is the son of Ed and Lisa McCaffrey. His younger brother, Christian, was drafted in the first round as a running back and punt returner by the Carolina Panthers, and played the same positions at Stanford. His younger brother Dylan[18] plays for Michigan as a quarterback. His youngest brother, Luke, is a senior at Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Luke has verbally committed to the University of Nebraska to play quarterback. His father Ed McCaffrey, was a wide receiver in the National Football League for thirteen seasons from 1991–2003 where he played for the New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos.[19]


  1. "Max McCaffrey Career Game Log" (in en).
  2. Bair, Scott (April 30, 2016). "Raiders undrafted rookie tracker: WR McCaffrey signs up". Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  3. "Oakland Raiders Announce Transactions". August 29, 2016. Archived from the original on September 9, 2017.
  4. "Packers sign McCaffrey to practice squad". Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  5. "Packers promote McCaffrey as Nelson insurance".
  6. "Packers sign receiver to active roster". January 21, 2017.
  7. "Packers announce roster moves to reduce roster to 53". September 2, 2017.
  8. "New Orleans Saints announce roster moves". September 5, 2017.
  9. "Jaguars sign wide receiver Max McCaffrey to active roster". September 12, 2017.
  10. "Jacksonville Jaguars at Pittsburgh Steelers - October 8th, 2017" (in en).
  11. "Wide receiver Jaydon Mickens promoted to active roster". October 21, 2017.
  12. "Packers sign WR Max McCaffrey to practice squad". October 24, 2017.
  13. "49ers Sign WR Max McCaffrey, Place WR Victor Bolden on IR". December 13, 2017.
  14. Alper, Josh (August 29, 2018). "49ers waive/injured Max McCaffrey". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.
  15. "49ers Announce Several Roster Moves". November 27, 2018.
  16. Fann, Joe (December 29, 2018). "49ers Promote WR Max McCaffrey, DL Ryan Delaire to Active Roster".
  17. "49ers Announce Several Roster Moves". August 3, 2019.
  18. Snyder, Mark (August 27, 2016). "Michigan commit QB Dylan McCaffrey does it all in season-opening loss".
  19. Legwold, Jeff (April 12, 2016). "WR Max McCaffrey, son of former Bronco Ed, hopes to call Denver his NFL home.".

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