The New York Jets have a budding star in wide receiver Robby Anderson, and he’s getting some valuable training this year from a former Super Bowl MVP.
If you’re looking for an NFL breakout candidate this season, you’ll find no shortage of them on the New York Jets roster.
Among them is wide receiver Robby Anderson, one of the most explosive deep threats in the entire league. He’s already been focused on developing a more complete skill set this season, and now he’s getting help from one of the toughest competitors to ever play his position.
Hines Ward, a Super Bowl MVP with the Pittsburgh Steelers, is working with the Jets as a coaching intern in training camp, and Anderson is taking full advantage of the opportunity to learn from a legend (via team reporter Olivia Landis):
He’s a great resource because he’s done it at a high level consistently. He’s a future Hall of Famer so what more can I ask for? I’m picking his brain, and he’s more so telling me than I’m asking him, and I’m just staying on top of him. He’s just trying to find ways to get me better in each way.
A four-time Pro Bowler and two-time Super Bowl champ with the Steelers, Ward was one of the league’s most reliable pass-catchers throughout his entire 14-year NFL career. His well-rounded skill set made him able to handle any responsibilities thrown at him. That’s the kind of versatility Anderson is trying to prove he’s capable of heading into the 2019 season.
Since joining the Jets as an undrafted free agent, Anderson has already proven himself as one of the NFL’s best downfield threats. This year, he’s looking to take things up a notch and establish himself as a complete player.
Learning from someone like Ward should make that happen sooner than later.