New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson is ready to shed the “deep threat” label and become a more complete player under the guidance of new head coach Adam Gase.
There’s nothing wrong with being a successful deep-threat receiver, but Robby Anderson is ready to take his game to the next level, and he’s confident the Jets have the right make to get him there.
Speaking at the team’s new uniform unveiling Thursday night, Anderson said new head coach Adam Gase has a plan that will help him grow into a more complete playmaker in 2019 (via team reporter Olivia Landis):
But he believes HC Adam Gase will make him "a great player" and "bring greatness" out of him that hasn't been seen before. pic.twitter.com/gkgBNEgvoC
— Olivia Landis (@livlandisjets) April 5, 2019
An undrafted free agent in 2016 out of Temple, Anderson wasted little time making the rest of the league regret not spending a draft pick on him. He started eight games as a rookie, catching 42 passes for 587 yards and two touchdowns, taking advantage of a thin depth chart and proving himself as a reliable pass-catcher.
Anderson followed up his strong rookie campaign with even better numbers as a full-time starter in 2017, hauling in 63 passes for 941 yards and seven touchdowns. Last year, Anderson averaged a career-high 15 yards per catch, grabbing 50 receptions for 752 yards and six scores.
With the return of a solid running mate in Quincy Enunwa, and the addition of a quality slot target in Jamison Crowder via free agency this offseason, Anderson is poised for his best season yet in 2019 after building chemistry with Sam Darnold last year.
Not bad for a kid who was an afterthought on draft weekend three years ago.