Bleacher Report recently picked each team’s likely biggest disappointment heading into the upcoming season as for the New York Jets, they went with wide receiver Robby Anderson.
Wide receiver Robby Anderson has been quite the hot topic over the past year or so. From having a breakout season last year with the New York Jets to his off-the-field arrests, he’s seen both sides of the spectrum. The good news is, he’s been cleared of all felonies and was hit with six months probation for his recent distractions.
What happens now? Well, time heals all as Anderson has gone on record and stated that he’s going to focus on being the best player he can be for the Jets. Hopefully, he’s serious about that because there is no questioning his surreal talent.
Last season with the Jets, Anderson totaled 941 receiving yards, 63 receptions, and seven touchdowns. Not only did he lead the Jets in many receiving categories but he was quite the deep threat on offense.
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Bleacher Report recently made their list of players who will likely be a team’s biggest disappointment of the upcoming season. In an article written by Doug Farrar of Bleacher Report, here’s why he picked Anderson:
The problem may be more off the field. Anderson has experienced multiple issues with law enforcement over the last year, and he received six months of probation as the result of a reckless driving charge.
Anderson has said he’s turned his life around, and one certainly hopes that’s the case. It’s unclear as to whether he’ll face any league discipline, but the Jets need him to continue to develop as a receiver on the field and stay out of trouble off it.
It’s unfortunate it’s come to this but at the end of the day, Farrar is right in why he made this decision. The truth of the matter is, Anderson has a lot of maturing to do and that can be achieved by strictly focusing on football and stop having his name in the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
If not, then he’ll likely spiral down a bad path where it might be hard to redeem himself if he ends up creating more distractions in 2018 that take away from what the Jets are trying to accomplish. Hopefully, it won’t come down to that but again, it’s all on Anderson to prove that he can be trusted to get the job done without any future headaches.