Robby Anderson signing two-year deal with Panthers

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The receiver market was slow to develop, leaving Robby Anderson waiting longer than anticipated.

But PFT’s 29th-best free agent has found a home.

Anderson will sign a two-year, $20 million deal with the Panthers, including $12 million in the first year, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.

Anderson, 26, played at Temple when new Panthers coach Matt Rhule was the head coach there. Anderson becomes the third Temple player to rejoin Rhule in recent days, following Tahir Whitehead and P.J. Walker.

Anderson spent four seasons with the Jets, making 207 catches for 3,059 yards and 20 touchdowns.

In 16 games last season, Anderson made 52 receptions for 779 yards and five touchdowns.

34 responses to “Robby Anderson signing two-year deal with Panthers

  1. I like what Rhule is doing he’s bringing in players who have been in his system in the past, and guys he feels will buy in completely. This is no time to try and make some big headline splash with a flashy signing. He needs to get his message, and his system across to his team so that they can start to build something special, and the best way to do that is to have guys around that have been in your system before

  2. Wow, in what world is Robbie Anderson a $12m receiver. He has never delivered on his potential.
    Better off taking your chances in the deep we class in the draft!

  3. Dang, they paying him a lot. I feel he is a nice #2 WR, but 12 mill a year for this dude? Nah, can’t do it. Good luck with that!

    Is it April 23rd yet? I am so psyched for the draft. WR heaven this year. There is likely to be 20 WR’s going in the first 3 rounds. That’s crazy. This draft is loaded!

  4. He’s a scatter brain sometimes, but he certainly has pro bowl ability. I guess the Panthers are simply taking a calculated risk. Again though, as with a lot of FA signings this year, even if it turns out to be a bad move the team can get out of it pretty quickly.

  5. Given that they just brought in Teddy as QB, you gotta question the wisdom of paying 10 million a year for a WR who’s at his best 50 yards downfield.

  6. Yah Bills. It’s not like you didn’t need another WR. Diggs needs someone with talent on the other side. OH SNAP…..Anderson signed with Carolina? Buffalo gonna Buffalo & TRADE FOR MORE PANTHERS GO AHEAD & GIVE AWAY THE REST OF 2020’s PICKS & GET ANDERSON. Stupid stupid stupid Bills.

  7. Anderson never reached his potential with the Jets. They put up with a lot of his BS and he never appreciated it. I dont think giving him a huge payday was a wise move.

  8. Welp I’m not drafting curtis samuel in fantasy any more… 2 #9 route receivers is an interesting combo, gonna need a great run game..

  9. 10M/yr is not outrages for a above average reciever today. Jets should have signed him for that amount.

  10. swampthaaang says:
    March 24, 2020 at 4:54 pm
    Anderson never reached his potential with the Jets.
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    no one reaches their “potential” with the Jets… They’re the Jets

  11. Bridgewater could not hit a wide open washed up Mike Wallace down the field, what makes the Panthers coaching staff/GM believe he can hit Robby Anderson?

  12. “Anderson never reached his potential with the Jets”
    well this because the Jet Never figured out how to win the the NFL

  13. Another player PFT overrated going into free agency just as they did Bridgewater last year.

  14. I don’t understand the comments about Anderson never reaching his potential with the Jets. He was an undrafted free agent and is now a really good NFL receiver.

  15. $20M for two years is a lot for a guy who only average fifty catches a year. Since it took so long for him to sign he almost assuredly was asking for a lot more than that. They could have addressed some other position of need and drafted a WR. This is a puzzling signing. It reminds me of when Spurrier was hired by Washington and set about signing all his old players. We all know how that worked out.

  16. Yah Bills. It’s not like you didn’t need another WR. Diggs needs someone with talent on the other side. OH SNAP…..Anderson signed with Carolina? Buffalo gonna Buffalo & TRADE FOR MORE PANTHERS GO AHEAD & GIVE AWAY THE REST OF 2020’s PICKS & GET ANDERSON. Stupid stupid stupid Bills

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    See. You can clearly tell when ppl are desperate for attention & want to be seen. This article is about Robby Anderson from the Jets getting traded to the Panthers. NO WHERE in this article is the Bills mentioned but of course this genius has to go insert Buffalo in the story. What are you even talking about right now?? Maybe focus on your own team & not the future AFC champs. Be gone.

  17. has he actually gone ahead with sexually assaulting that cop’s wife?

    i am sure the cops in the charlotte area are thrilled with this signing

  18. $12mil this year for a headcase WR2/3??? And people — Panthers fans included — were snarking on ATL for signing Gurley for $6mil to be their RB1… rrrrrright.

  19. This is what happens when you are on a bad team. It’s very easy to make yourself look good and get paid apparently.

  20. Insnt that 14 yards per reception? Which is what he did in college? Id take that as a number two any day!

  21. $12 million guarantee for one year. Glad for Anderson. Good player, but Joe Douglas is a smart man.

  22. I love this signing, Anderson is a baller and torched the Panthers just last season when they played!!

  23. rmavs says:
    March 24, 2020 at 7:39 pm
    Insnt that 14 yards per reception? Which is what he did in college? Id take that as a number two any day!
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    Teddy averaged 6 yards/attempt last year and he had Michael Thomas. Good luck with that.

  24. Bridgewater was something like 34th in the league in depth of target averaging something like 6 yards/attempt.

    Unless Anderson is lining up next to McCaffery he is going to realize that most money isn’t everything.

    McCaffery is going to get the Larry Johnson treatement. He’s going to get another year of 400+ touches and when he starts to break down they will draft another RB.

    McCaffery may think he’s invincible but so did Cam when he was running over people in his 20s and Cam hasn’t taken nearly as many hits as McCaffery.

  25. captainwhodat says:
    March 24, 2020 at 4:00 pm
    Panthers might surprise this upcoming year…
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    Where in the world are you getting that feeling from? With what they have lost they’ll be lucky to win 5-6 games.

  26. Sure, subjectively it’s a lot of money for anyone to earn a year, but the fact is that paying him an average $10m/yr ranks 24th salary for wideouts according to spotrac. The top 5 get 18-22m a year, so in hindsite it’s a really great deal for a guy with upside that had to carry a Jets offense that was holding him back.

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