Jets must make an example out of Robby Anderson
By Michael Pallas
After the incident in Florida over the weekend, where Robby Anderson shoved a police officer, the New York Jets must take swift and decisive action by cutting him.
In 2015, the New York Jets had an opportunity to make an example of a player with talent, but they didn’t. Now they’re stuck with his contract, and they hope he can provide them a good season.
Of course, I am talking about Sheldon Richardson. He has become more trouble than he’s worth, but the Jets can’t get rid of his contract. Over the weekend, wide receiver Robby Anderson was arrested for resisting arrest with violence and obstruction of justice. That can’t be tolerated by the Jets when their trying to build from the ground up.
Anderson showed signs of what he could become in 2016. In addition, he appeared to click with Bryce Petty but has left the Jets with no choice in the matter. In addition, according to Spotrac, if you include the rookie pool, the Jets are $1.6M over the cap for 2017.
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Anderson’s contract isn’t guaranteed, and that means the $540,000 would come off the books. The Jets currently have 12 signed wide receivers and two unsigned drafted wide receivers.
The Jets have enough talent and depth at the receiver position to absorb the blow. They also have enough receivers that do what Anderson can do.
This may be his first brush with the law, but the Jets aren’t in a position for a three-strikes-and-you’re-out policy. It also doesn’t matter if the NFL suspends Anderson. It must be dealt with sooner rather than later.