Robby Anderson left the New York Jets for the Carolina Panthers this offseason, and he seems to have few positive memories of his time in New York.
Anderson sent multiple tweets on Friday taking shots at the Jets. The first involved him retweeting a compilation of Jets quarterbacks missing him when he was open, seemingly signifying his unhappiness with the team’s quarterback play while there.
— Robby Anderson (@chosen1ra) July 3, 2020
Later, Anderson tweeted that the Jets had “won” their situation, as they had not felt any need to pay him what he felt he was worth due to his status as an undrafted free agent.
Anderson certainly knew his value, and priced the Jets out of it as a free agent. He caught five touchdowns and racked up 779 yards in 2019, but will probably feel he can do better if he has more consistent quarterback play.
Robby Anderson has finally signed a free agent contract, but it is probably not as hefty as the wide receiver had hoped it would be.
Anderson has agreed to a two-year, $20 million deal with the Carolina Panthers, according to multiple reports.
Former Jets’ WR Robby Anderson is signing a two-year, $20 million deal including $12 million in year one with the Carolina Panthers, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 24, 2020
Anderson will get $12 million from the Panthers in 2020, which is still slightly lower than the salary he was said to be seeking. Some predicted Anderson would get an average annual value in the $13-$15 million range, but his market appeared to come together slowly.
Anderson, 26, had 52 catches for 779 yards and five touchdowns last season. His peak came in 2017 when he posted 63 catches for 941 yards and seven TDs. The Jets were reportedly trying to re-sign him, so it’s possible he simply chose to go elsewhere. Anderson played at Temple when new Panthers head coach Matt Rhule was the head coach of the Owls.
The Panthers are rebuilding their offense after signing quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Anderson may not be a clear-cut No. 1 receiver, but he dealt with some rough quarterback play in New York and has plenty of upside.
Robby Anderson is one of the best free agent wide receivers on the market, but the New York Jets aren’t ready to let him walk just yet.
The Jets are trying to re-sign Anderson, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
Jets are making efforts to re-sign WR Robby Anderson, per source. It won’t be easy, as he’s one of the top wideouts on the market, but I’m told it’s not yet over between him and the Jets.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) March 5, 2020
Anderson, 26, had 52 catches for 779 yards and five touchdowns last season. His peak came in 2017 when he posted 63 catches for 941 yards and seven TDs.
The stats probably don’t scream “No. 1 receiver” to you, but when you consider that Anderson had Luke Falk and a mono-recovering Sam Darnold as his quarterbacks, things look a lot better.
A previous report said the Jets were unlikely to be able to afford Anderson, who could get $13-$15 million per season in free agency. The Jets reportedly are hoping to pay the receiver around $10 million a year.
The New York Jets appear poised to lose a key piece of their offense in free agency.
Wide receiver Robby Anderson is likely to depart the team, according to Connor Hughes of The Athletic. This largely comes down to the contract he’s likely to demand on the open market. While the Jets would be happy to sign Anderson to a deal around the four years and $40 million that DeVante Parker got from the Miami Dolphins, league sources expect Anderson to get a deal around $13 to $15 million a year.
Anderson is a good young receiver who’s been stuck in a mediocre Jets offense. He does, however, have yet to get a 1,000-yard season, coming close with 941 yards in 2017. That’s not entirely Anderson’s fault, but it’s a reason the Jets will shy away from paying him like a No. 1 receiver.
The Jets are trying to build a contender this offseason, but losing a key piece like Anderson won’t help. It may be why the Jets prove hesitant to trade another key offensive player no matter what their front office says.
New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson has been arrested multiple times in the past year or so, but he could not have asked for much better results in his cases given all the legal trouble.
Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports that Anderson pled no contest on Wednesday to charges stemming from a reckless driving incident on Jan. 19. He received six months of probation, which is the harshest of the consequences from his two arrests.
Jets WR Robby Anderson pled no contest to charges of reckless driving yesterday, his attorney Ed O’Donnell said. Adjudication withheld, he gets 6 mos of non-reporting probation. All charges from his two arrests have now been addressed. NFL spokesman says league review ongoing.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) June 21, 2018
In the January incident, Anderson reportedly sped past a marked police car while driving over 105 mph. He then allegedly threatened to sexually assault an officer’s wife, and some of his charges included harm to a public servant/family, reckless driving, eluding police, and resisting arrest. The felony charges were dropped and Anderson was only facing one misdemeanor count of reckless driving.
Anderson was also arrested last year following an alleged physical altercation with an officer at a music festival. All of the charges from that case were dropped last month.
The Jets have stuck with Anderson despite his numerous off-field issues. The 24-year-old caught 63 passes for 941 yards and seven touchdowns in a breakout season last year.
New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson was facing charges in two separate incidents as of this week, but he now only has one case to worry about.
Anderson’s attorney, Ed O’Donnell, told NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo on Wednesday that the felony resisting arrest with violence charge that Anderson was facing from an alleged scuffle with an officer a year ago has been dropped.
Prosecutors have decided to drop Jets WR Robby Anderson’s charges for felony resisting arrest with violence from last year, his attorney Ed O’Donnell says. Will be official in the coming days, per O’Donnell. Still has the incident from this year to resolve.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) May 16, 2018
Anderson was arrested at a music festival in Miami last May, and he was accused of fighting with security when asked to leave the venue.
As Garafolo notes, Anderson is still facing charges from a more recent incident that took place earlier this year. The 24-year-old was arrested on Jan. 19 after he reportedly sped past a marked police car while driving over 105 mph. He then allegedly threatened to sexually assault an officer’s wife, and some of his charges included harm to a public servant/family, reckless driving, eluding police, and resisting arrest. However, the felony charges have been dropped and Anderson is now only facing one misdemeanor count of reckless driving.
All in all, it sounds like Anderson is getting off extremely easy for getting into a lot of trouble off the field. He had a breakout season with the Jets in 2017 with 63 catches for 941 yards and seven touchdowns, and the team has given no indication that they are planning to part ways with him.
New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson appeared to be in more trouble with the law this week after a warrant was issued for his arrest, but it turns out the warrant was — ahem — unwarranted.
The warrant stemmed from Anderson failing to appear in court on Tuesday for a hearing in his ongoing reckless driving case. Anderson’s attorney, Ed O’Donnell, said neither he nor Anderson ever received a notice that they were supposed to appear in court. Apparently the court agrees, as the warrant has been lifted.
Spoke to Ed O'Donnell, the attorney for Jets WR Robby Anderson, who said the warrant issued for his client has been lifted. O'Donnell said it was a clerical error by the court. Anderson wasn't notified of the court date, hence his absence yesterday. Next court date July 19.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) May 3, 2018
Anderson was arrested on Jan. 19 after he reportedly sped past a marked police car while driving over 105 mph. He then allegedly threatened to sexually assault an officer’s wife. The 24-year-old was also arrested last year for allegedly getting into a physical altercation with an officer at a music festival.
The Jets have stuck with Anderson despite his numerous off-field issues. He caught 63 passes for 941 yards and seven touchdowns in a breakout season last year.