Jets Replace Robby Anderson with Breshad Perriman

Dec 15, 2019; Detroit, MI, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Breshad Perriman (19) runs after a catch for his second touchdown during the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Just a few hours after losing Robby Anderson to the Panthers, the Jets have found his replacement. This is going to be former Bucs receiver Breshad Perriman, who has signed on a one-year deal worth $6 million.

Per Manish Mehta, his benefits could reach $8 million with different bonuses applied.

Perriman was in the shadow of Mike Evans and Chris Godwin during his one-year tenure in Tampa Bay. Very quietly, he had the best season of his career, making 36 receptions for 645 yards. It was the largest workload he’s even taken on. Therefore, with a bigger role in Florham Park, he could be even better statistically.

Moreover, it’s a hit for the Buccaneers to lose one of their better targets with Tom Brady coming to town. A push for Antonio Brown incoming? Unlikely, but the Bucs could use another receiving piece.

In Anderson’s absence, the Jets now have Jamison Crowder, Quincy Enunwa and Breshad Perriman as potential starters. Furthermore, others on the depth chart include Vyncint Smith, Braxton Berrios, Josh Doctson and Josh Bellamy.

The Jets now remain with nearly $40 million available to spend until they reach the salary cap. Letting Anderson go and getting Perriman indicates stronger investment in pass-rush and also a shift in the draft strategy. The Jets could still draft a lineman as they have no satisfying alternative to Chuma Edoga at right tackle. However, selecting a wide receiver became a very likely outcome earlier today and remains that way after the Perriman signing.

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