C.J. Anderson has a chance to make $800,000 in incentives this season. He also has a chance to get a bigger deal next year with a big season.
The Panthers get a 1,000-yard back for an $800,000 million base salary and one who is motivated.
It’s a win-win.
“I should be in my prime,” Anderson said, via Scott Fowler of the Charlotte Observer. “I think I have an opportunity to do something really special here. I asked for the one-year deal. I want to prove myself that I can still play this game at a high level.”
Anderson, 27, had his first career 1,000-yard season, rushing for 1,007 yards on 245 carries. The Broncos cut him in April to save $4.5 million against the cap.
“The 1,000 yards?” Anderson said. “That was just a start.”