Robby Anderson: Goal is to become “best receiver in the NFL”

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Robby Anderson has put up good numbers in the past. He thinks he has an even brighter future.

The Jets wide receiver is ready to build on a strong finish to last season, even though the year as a whole represented a bit of a step back for him.

“That was a down year for me,” Anderson said, via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. “I know my capabilities. I know what I want to become . . . and that’s the best receiver in the NFL.”

That’s optimistic, but he certainly has shown signs of being a reliable target for Sam Darnold.

He caught 63 passes for 941 yards and seven touchdowns in 2017, and though his numbers were down across the board last year (50-752-6), he finished the season strong. In Weeks 14-16, he had 312 receiving yards and three touchdowns, showing a connection with Darnold that has led to optimism there.

That also comes with more responsibility, as new coach Adam Gase wants to expand Anderson’s role beyond running fast in a straight line.

“We’re just going to keep trying to think of ways to get him the ball, ways to create variety in his routes,” Gase said. “Instead of just doing one or two things, maybe we can open that thing up to five, six, seven things to where he’s a threat on multiple levels whether it be underneath, intermediate or down the field.”

If that happens, Anderson would certainly be closer to his goal.

10 responses to “Robby Anderson: Goal is to become “best receiver in the NFL”

  1. My goal is to become the best power forward in the NBA and get a fat contract.
    I’m as likely to do that as Robbie Anderson is to become the best WR.

  2. Again…
    What are these guys supposed to say?

    “I am just trying to be one of the guys. And collect a check.”

    He has all the motivation in the world. Contract year. Scuffled a bit last year, but has a new coaching staff to impress. And there’s literally no competition. Enunwa is a flats guy, Crowder is a pure slot. Anderson is the clear WR1 in this offense, but Leveon will end up being the #1 option on this team.

    He really needs to fix that lettuce tho.

  3. dapop says:
    July 8, 2019 at 9:30 am
    just try to be the best on your team.
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    He’s done that for two years now. Bout time to aim higher.

  4. “My goal is to become the best power forward in the NBA and get a fat contract.
    I’m as likely to do that as Robbie Anderson is to become the best WR.”

    The difference here is that Anderson actually has the opportunity to do it…

  5. Too bad he has Mark Sanchez 2.0 throwing to him.
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    The above assessment notwithstanding, Tony Romo predicted last season that in three seasons, Sam Darnold will be the best quarterback in the NFL. That will be 2021, Darnold’s age-24 season. Work hard RAnderson – assuming a steady steep assent up the learning curve for the kid, you’re going to have ample opportunities to reach your goal!

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