Panthers signing former Jets WR Robby Anderson

Ross Houston
March 25, 2020

The Carolina Panthers are making moves today. After watching Anderson agree to terms with the Panthers earlier today, NY will sign Breshad Perriman to a one-year, $6MM deal, as ESPN's Adam Schefter reports (Twitter link).

League sources told ESPN and NFL Media that Anderson is signing a two-year, $20 million contract with the Panthers.

An undrafted free agent out of Temple back in 2016, Anderson grew up before Jets fans' eyes.

Meanwhile, the Jets let Anderson, who had 52 receptions, 779 yards and five touchdowns past year, leave the building. Operating as the third receiver behind Mike Evans and Chris Godwin in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' top-ranked pass offense, Perriman recorded career highs of 36 catches, 645 yards, and six touchdowns.

It's hard to blame Anderson for wanting to reunite with his college coach, especially when the Jets played the waiting game with many of their own free agents. He projects as the new No. 2 wide receiver on the depth chart behind D.J. Moore. The team released longtime tight end Greg Olsen in February.

The speedy receiver had the Gang Green faithful in a similar position this offseason as they awaited word of his free agency decision.

Anderson, 26, got off to a slow start last season but found his footing in late November.

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