Super Bowl champion Ed McCaffrey says his Heisman hopeful son Christian has everything it takes ... to be better than dear old dad on the football field.
Christian is absolutely EVISCERATING the college football world this season ... making highlight reel plays on a weekly basis that have a lot of people talking Heisman.
Dad was no slouch himself, winning 3 Super Bowls and making an All-Pro team during his NFL career with the Giants, 49ers, and of course, the Broncos.
Question is ... with all this talk of the younger McCaffrey taking over, does Christian have what it takes to steal the family name from his old man?
We spoke to Ed and he says ... ABSOLUTELY.
"He can be better than me. I sort of just let football play out for me and everything happened to work out, but Christian has goals. He has what it takes to better than I was."
Big Ed adds that he can't make all the games 'cause he has four sons currently playing (good genes), but that it's not just Christian's dream to win the Heisman ... it's his as well.
"I would be thrilled, the proudest father in the world. It would be a dream come true for him and me."