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The secret of Robby Anderson’s success with the Jets

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Dec 17, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson (11) celebrates his touchdown against the Miami Dolphins with Jets quarterback Bryce Petty (9) during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 17, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson (11) celebrates his touchdown against the Miami Dolphins with Jets quarterback Bryce Petty (9) during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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In a season many would like to forget, wide receiver Robby Anderson has been a bright story for the New York Jets as he reveals his true motivation.

It’s no secret that wide receiver Robby Anderson has been one of the only reasons why to even watch football games featuring the New York Jets. As an undrafted rookie, life in the NFL hasn’t been easy but due to injuries and a new gunslinger at quarterback, Anderson has made the most in a lost season.

At 6’3 and 190lb, Anderson had to work his way up and be patient for his time to come. It wasn’t easy considering how low he was on the depth chart at the start of the regular season but he kept working hard for his eventual moment to shine.

Throughout the course of the season, Anderson wasn’t really lighting up the scene but it had nothing to do with his skill-set, but rather, the overall offense of the Jets. They were unable to get any weekly consistency going due to their disaster of a situation at quarterback and an offense that wasn’t efficient.

Once the Jets wisely benched quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick in favor of Bryce Petty, it was that golden moment Anderson has been waiting for. The quarterback he’s worked with all throughout training camp, preseason, and even in weekly practice, finally got the green light to lead the starting offense.

The rhythm both Petty and Anderson have developed so far could be the start of some better times ahead for the Jets on offense. With their respective careers ahead of them, they could very well be the next household names in a team that hasn’t had a real identity on offense in quite some time.

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Anderson plays hard and prepares like there is no tomorrow. His secret, however, to his current success boils down to what has ultimately motivated him. As per the Media Relations Department of the Jets, here is what Anderson had to say about it:

On what he’s been able to show this late in the season…

I’ve shown that I can contribute and that I belong. I know coming in a lot of people slated me out and didn’t have a lot of faith in me, but that’s just motivation for me. I showed that I belong and I’m going to continue to work hard so I can stay here as long as possible. I’m giving my all with every opportunity I get.

Overall, this is just the start for Anderson as he continues to hone his craft as a premier receiving threat on the Jets. With performances like he’s had the past three games (240 receiving yards, 14 receptions, and two touchdowns), this is only the start for Anderson in his quest to be a legitimate No. 1 receiving option.

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