Robby Anderson Signs with the Panthers

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Carolina just added to an already deep receiving corps. Adam Schefter reported the signing of free agent wide receiver Robby Anderson to the team on Tuesday.

Anderson has been a very good deep threat for the New York Jets for the last four seasons. He is consistent as well, averaging 14.7 yards per catch a season while averaging five touchdown. The deal is an odd one. Two years for twenty million dollars, with twelve of that coming in year one of the deal. This is also for a receiver that has never topped one thousand yards receiving.

Anderson will, however, bring a skillset not yet found on the Panther’s roster. Robby Anderson is a home run threat similar to D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel. However, his damage is done vertically rather than after the catch, where his new running mates hurt defenses.

This is also a homecoming for Anderson. Anderson is from Temple University, where new Panthers coach Matt Rhule was during Anderson’s tenure there. If Rhule can get new quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to take more shots deep this could a beautiful marriage between quarterback and receiver, good for Panther nation but deadly for the rest of the division.

This truly is a new era for Carolina Panthers. They are being very aggressive this offseason, making moves not consistent with a team truly rebuilding. They have faith that they can win games while also building towards the future. This benefits both parties, as The Panthers get a great deep threat receiver, and Robby Anderson can reset his market during his two-year contract in Carolina.

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